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Beach Ball Ice Cream Sandwiches

Who can resist creamy ice cream between homemade sugar cookies? These cheerful treats might be the perfect way to celebrate a get-away to the beach. —Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Divide frosting among five bowls; tint each a different color with red, blue, yellow and green food coloring. Leave one plain.
  • Frost tops of 24 sugar cookies with colored frostings to resemble beach balls. Let dry completely.
  • Spoon ice cream onto bottom of plain cookies; top with frosted cookies. Place in individual plastic bags; seal. Freeze until serving.

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