Pumpkin-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe
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Pumpkin-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

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These friendly faces will elicit smiles from friends and family. You can use homemade or purchased sugar cookies in this recipe. —Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • 48 round sugar cookies
  • 72 raisins
  • Red and green decorating icing
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Tint orange with red and yellow food coloring. Frost the tops of 24 sugar cookies. Make pumpkin faces, using raisins for eyes and nose. Add a smile with red icing and stem with green icing. Let dry completely.
  2. Spoon ice cream onto bottom of plain cookies; top with frosted cookies. Place in individual plastic bags; seal. Freeze until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin-Face Ice Cream Sandwiches in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p242

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gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 148372
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"This Pumpkin-Face Ice Cream sandwich Recipe, makes an adorable Halloween Treat. The sugar cookies are purchased - so they will all be the same size. The decorations are cute. The choice of ice cream flavor, will be up to you. All those you will be serving, will be very happy with the diversity of this Halloween 'Happy Treat'!"

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