Earlier this week we celebrated my baby boy’s 3rd birthday (where did the time go?!), and even though we weren’t having a big party, I wanted to still make his actual day special. We had celebrated with family over Thanksgiving weekend, because it was more convenient than celebrating on a random Tuesday night, but these birthdays only come around once a year, and I wanted Austin to live it up! Since he loves M&M’s, baking cookies, and ice cream, I wanted to put them all together for a fun treat.
We started by baking the M&M cookies and then letting them completely cool. Next up was turning them into ice cream sandwiches. For my toddler I used regular vanilla bean ice cream and scooped about 1/3 of a cup onto one cookies, and then topped with the other cookie.
Since my husband and I wanted to indulge in the cookies, but not all the calories of the ice cream, we made ours with frozen vanilla Greek yogurt! I love using Greek yogurt in place of various creamy things because it adds a lot of nutritional value, and I can hardly ever tell a difference. I popped the little container of Vanilla Greek yogurt into the freezer for about 30 minutes, then spooned onto the cookie, and topped with the other cookie.
Both cookies turned out to be a HUGE hit with everyone! I made about 8 more to have on hand and stored them wrapped tight in the freezer! Now, we have M&M Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches available all the time! Total score! Not only did my son devour the sandwich, but then he sneakily ate about 10 M&M’s and an extra cookie!!!! I couldn’t really get upset though…they are totally delicious!
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