Trail Mix Cookie (Ice Cream Sandwiches!)

Trail mix cookie sandwhichesBaking hasn't been at the front of my kitchen dreams lately, simply because it's been too hot to think about turning the oven on. But then I remembered ice cream sandwiches, and I realized—

1. Why had I forgotten about ice cream sandwiches?! 
2. Now there's a good reason to turn the oven on. I need cookies because I need ice cream sandwiches.Best ice cream sandwichesFor these I made a dozen trail mix cookies (recipe follows) and filled them with chocolate ice cream and tripple berry frozen yogurt. But you can use any ice cream flavor you like or have on hand.Nature BoxWe teamed up with Nature Box, who will send you monthly healthy goodies (they don’t stay healthy for long in my kitchen), to create the trail mix cookies. We used their Cherry Crumble Granola and Tart & Tangy Fruit Medley in the cookie batter.Cookie doughTrail Mix Cookies, make one dozen.

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft NatureBox Cherry Crumble Granola (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup NatureBox Tart & Tangy Dried Fruit Medley (about 2 ounces)

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract until just combined.

In another bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, granola and dried fruit. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until a soft dough forms. Employ all your will power not to eat the dough.Trail mix cookiesLine a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop on spoonfuls of dough. Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes. You want the edges of the cookies to just begin to brown, while the centers stay soft.

Allow the cookies to cool before immediately wolfing them down. Or add a scoop of ice cream between two cookies. If you have any left. 🙂Ice cream sandwichesI hope you enjoy these whether you eat them as plain cookies or as ice cream sandwiches. And if you want to swap out the dried fruit for chocolate chips, I won't tell anyone. xo. Emma

P.S. If you’d like to try out NatureBox yourself (I’ve got an account and love it!), you can get 50% off your first box with the promo code ‘BEAUTIFULMESS’!

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  • yummmmm these are amazing!!!!

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    xx

  • I made these tonight and they are AMAZING. I needed a way to use the rest of my granola!

    Love.

  • Wow! These look amaaaazing!! 🙂 xx

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. As silly as this may sound, I have never thought to use cookies for ice cream sandwiches and I don’t why, they sound delicious!! I must try it!
    xo Akshara

  • They look gorgeous! The last thing I need in this heat is to carry extra cookie and ice cream weight though! haha.
    xx

  • omg can I please have one of these right now!?!

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  • First of all, my jaw literally dropped when I opened up this blog and saw those monster ice cream cookie sandwiches. Secondly, I’m so happy to see NatureBox in your blog!! A friend of mine works for them making graphics and the health/fitness website I work for has teamed up with NatureBox in the past. I’m excited to see them growing and their name getting out there!!

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    Bailey
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  • oh my gosh these look unbelievable! wowwww

    xx

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  • mmmm…. soooo yummy!! i’m gonna give it a try right away!!

  • Yummy !

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  • Ice cream sandwiches are my favourite thing in the world!!!
    🙂
    xx,
    E.
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  • these look so delicious !! I Can’t wait to try 🙂

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  • You never fail to inspire – what a perfect summer treat 🙂 Well done!

  • You guys always make the best food, these look amazing!

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  • those look like mouth watering goodness!

    – Janine
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  • Ice cream cookies! I’ve never tried them but I can’t think of a good reason why not. They look delicious! xx

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  • Wow! Looks like the yummiest summer recipe I’ve seen so far!

  • my boyfriend is lactose intolerant and we just picked up some coconut ice ‘cream’ from the store–i’m going to make some cookies tonight and surprise him with this special treat! thanks for the idea! xx

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  • What can I say but, “Ummm yummmm”???? Great recipe and pretty photos!!!

  • Oh my goodness!!! YUMMMM!
    Cx
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  • Oh yum! Yum! Yum! These look so good right about now with this hot weather!!

    Lulu xx

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  • That sounds amazing! I’m putting this on my list to try for sure!
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  • That looks delicious!!!

    XO,
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  • Oh my goodness, these look amazing.

    I would eat way too many if I made these (and I mean, how do you make just ONE ice cream sandwich.. hehe..)

    Thanks for sharing ladies. I know what I’ll be whipping up next time I’m looking for a cool treat.

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • I LOVE ice cream sandwiches!!! Mmmmm. The trail mix cookie is brilliant!

  • These look so good! I don’t mean this in a bad way, but these make me feel like I can make them. I see ice cream sandwiches sometimes that are just so darn perfect I have no idea how I’d ever get the ice cream so smooth or the cookies so round. But THESE just look straight up delicious.

  • Oh, ice cream sandwiches look so good!!

    Carina xx
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  • My mouth is officially watering. Need this like now!

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  • I can’t wait to make these! and I’m definitely adding Nature Box to my list of subscriptions to look into.

    Mana
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  • Yum yum yum! You guys always post the most mouth watering recipes ever!!!

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  • Mmmmm, those look delicious AND easy to make. Going to try these! 🙂

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  • Oh my God these cookies. It’s never too hot for cookies, not even on the surface of the sun could one deny cookies, even more so when they are filled with icecream.
    I’m in love.

  • Those look super yummy! I’m still afraid to turn my oven on, but for those I may have to take a chance!
    Amia
    www.teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

  • Holy moly, these look amazing! I also not have an intense craving for strawberry ice cream. I think someone might have to make a trip to the store later…

    -Becca
    http://ladyfaceblog.blogspot.com

  • These look delicious! I’ve made ice cream cakes before but I haven’t made ice cream sandwiches. Not sure why but now I’ve got an idea going.
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

  • Wow, these look absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to give them a go myself!
    Jenny xx

  • This summer, more than any other, I’ve been just a little – okay a lot – obsessed with ice-cream! These look beyond YUMMY. Goodness.

  • Looks amazing! This is a great reason to turn on the oven 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    Allison over at http://blog.fridgegrowngarlic.com/

  • Oh my goodness! These look so so SO good. I love that you used nature box in them! So creative! Yummy!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  • I’m battling my way through the cabbage soup diet at the moment, but making these may have to be my reward at the end of the week! Look so scrummy!

  • Ha ha I need these ice cream sandwiches too!

  • I looooove ice crram sandwiches and will deffo try this!

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  • what a great idea. pinning this for later thats for sure. love the trail mix thrown in there too and the idea to sandwich ice cream you are very right that is a great reason to turn the oven on in this smoldering weather! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • Oh my gosh, the cookies by themselves look amazing. I can only imagine how great they taste with ice cream inside!
    I like the trail mix addition because it gives more texture to the sandwich. Great recipe! 🙂

    M.

  • Oh YUM! I had never thought to put trail mix in a cookie! I am going to have to try!

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  • Ohhhh these look so tasty! I instantly felt hunger… and I’ve eaten about 15 minutes ago. Sooo good xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • OMG this looks delicious!!!! Im going to try this soon

  • OOHHHH my goodness!!! Looks soooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe might have to go bake some cookies even though I’m not much of a baker unless its chicken lol! Have a great day!

  • Yes! Yes! Yes! I love Naturebox too. And even though it’s 90-some degrees here, I’m gonna be baking these cookies up very soon! I think the final result will be worth it.

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