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Grasshopper Sandwiches

Grasshopper Sandwiches
As I perch here writing about ice cream sandwiches, WISHING I had one of these fabulous minty chocolatey grasshopper ice cream thingamabobs in my posession to stick up my fingers while I one-handedly type, Chad is sleeping.

Okay, he’s not just sleeping. He is hibernating. He is sprawled out, face down across the bed with his arms slung over the edge breathing very very loudly.

The reason I know that this is not regular sleep is because just a minute ago I tucked my freezing cold feet underneath his bare belly and he did not budge.

Also we had a whole conversation a few minutes ago about what to eat for dinner because I’m hungry because our grocery supplies are very low because our car has been disassembled for more than a week now waiting on this part or that and you cannot buy groceries in a rail buggy. Gah. We could be cool and order a pizza, but because we live at the end of the earth, no one delivers here. I promise I couldn’t make this mess up if I tried. Anyway, during the conversation about what to eat for dinner, Chad said, “I heard you, honey. Just tell me whatya wanna do.” But when I told him we better get while the gettin is good before another rain cloud unloads on us I noticed that the heavy breathing had resumed.

He has not heard a word I’ve said.

Grasshopper Sandwiches

I sneezed very loudly. Twice. He did not say, “Bless you.” I’m pretty sure he didn’t hear me at all.  A very tiny girl named Norma Jean took the notion to jump on Chad’s bare back and dig in her claws while purring loudly. He did not flinch. I tapped his cheek. Nothing.

I mean, I can’t blame the guy. He just spent a whole week working really super hard. He’s tired. I get it.

But I don’t really want to eat graham crackers for dinner. Graham crackers are only an acceptable dinner when you can add fire-roasted marshmallows and chocolate, neither of which I have at the moment. I am also currently out of butter and eggs (whaaaat?! I know. That’s crazy, right?) or I would stop trying to wake Chad up entirely and go make these chewy double chocolate cookies.

Grasshopper Sandwiches

Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies are the first essential ingredient needed to have the most delicious creamy cool mint chocolate grasshopper sandwiches.

Grasshopper Sandwiches

The second essential ingredient is mint chocolate chip ice cream. The green kind. So that there’s no mistaking the mint.

Grasshopper Sandwiches
Grasshopper Sandwiches
Smear the ice creeam on the cookies, and BLAM-o! Grasshopper sandwiches.

If I could make these sandwiches happen right now I would happily forego any thoughts of a real dinner and my boyfriend could catch up on his sleep.

I said “IF” (super triple gold star bonus sticker points if you can tell me what Disney movie that quote is from).

Grasshopper Sandwiches

The truth of the matter is that if I DID happen to make these sandwiches right now, Chad probably wouldn’t mind me waking him at all. Not even a little bit.

Grasshopper Sandwiches
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dark cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 -2½ cups mini chocolate chips
  • ½ gallon mint chocolate chip ice cream (I like to use the green kind)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  4. Gradually add in the flour mixture and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop the cookies by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. I like to roll the dough into little balls, taking the time to make sure they are all roughly the same size since they’ll have to be matched up for sandwiches.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes; the center will still be soft.
  7. Let the cookies slightly cool on the cookie sheet before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. When the cookies are completely cooled, scoop some of the ice cream into a large bowl to slightly soften.
  9. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and situate it so it sits flat in the freezer (if it sits a bit crooked, your sandwiches will also be a bit crooked before they set completely).
  10. Spoon a generous amount of softened ice cream onto the flat side of a cooled cookie. Use another cookie to make a sandwich. You can use a butter knife to smooth the ice cream edges a little.
  11. Put the sandwich immediately into the freezer on the prepared tray. Repeat a bazillion times till you run out of either ice cream or cookies.
  12. Eat whichever one is left.

(cookie recipe slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod)

This makes a ton of sandwiches.

Grasshopper Sandwiches

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Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

Saturday 29th of June 2013

OMG...this is my favorite flavor combination on earth!!! I used to order mint chip ice cream brownie sundaes whenever we went to Baskin Robbins :) Already pinnned!

Heather

Saturday 29th of June 2013

Thanks, Lisa!!! Mint Chocolate Chip from Fudd Rucker's was always a favorite as a kid-- my dad used to take me for a big fat ice cream cone!!!!!!

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Sunday 23rd of December 2012

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Meenakshi

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

I completely understand the whole sleeping giant thing. Happens to me on weekends too! But no being able to go out is difficult, especially when food supplies are low. I love mint and chocolate chip ice cream- they manage to make you feel light even after a heavy meal! The cookies look so chewy and chocolatey...these are sinful!!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

These cookies were great by themselves but the mint chip ice cream put them over the top! I have very fond memories of eating mint chocolate chip ice cream with my dad as a kid. Love it. Car's fixed, grocery shopping's complete, and my sweeties nap can resume.

hopefuladdict

Monday 20th of August 2012

I literally gasped out loud when I clicked on your blog today LOL Hot damn those look DELICIOUS!!! I scrolled through the pictures like three times before I even read it hahahahaha Those chocolately goodness on that parchment paper...I have no words hahaha I want one!!!

If I were Chad and you didn't wake me up for these I would be so mad at you lmao!!! I don't care if I worked for two weeks straight on that there car girl I would want me some grasshoppers hahahaha (P.S. I hope he finishes soon so life can get back to normal for you guys!!!)

That's total crap that you guys can't get a pizza delivered to you...I would be so sad if I had to always go get my pizza haha Mmmm pizza...now I want pizza haha

Best blog ever!!! lol Thanks Heather!!! Sweet dreams tonight!!!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 20th of August 2012

He DID finish the car! He had to work Saturday morning and then he busted his tail all day in that hot garage and got it done. Whew!! His work has been hectic and at the end of the day sometimes he falls asleep sitting up lol. Mostly I just leave him alone, but I really needed some sustenance.Usually I'm content to make pizza, and I would have! But we were out of cheese. Gah. So glad you love the grasshopper sandwiches!!! I love them, too.

eatwilmington

Sunday 19th of August 2012

I don't know what part was the quote from Cinderella. Lost over here on the coast! But I think you just gave me a solution to a dilemma...my mom used to make an old fashioned cocktail called a Grasshopper with creme de menthe at the holidays and I don't drink now but miss the tradition. This will incorporate those flavors back into my holidays nicely. Thanks!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 20th of August 2012

The wicked stepmother says to the fugly daughters, "I said IF," and then they say, "Ohhhhh... IF," and then they laugh deviously and look crazy. Make these sandwiches!! I do like to liquor things up, but ice cream is just plain old awesome. Especially mint chocolate chip. I also have a recipe for york peppermint brownies that would totally do the trick. Yeah!