Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toll House Ice Cream Sandwiches with Mint Filled DelightFulls

I spent a splendid day baking with the always delightful group of ladies at The Talk yesterday.  What made it even more delightful?  DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels.

One problem.  It's tough to get through a segment when all you want to do is start eating because if there's anything I love more than a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, it's a MINT filled morsel strewn ice cream sandwich.
We managed to take a quick selfie while shooting our segment.  

If I'd known as a kid that Nestlé Toll House would call me up one day and ask me to be their brand ambassador, that they would pay me to play with their morsels, I'd have danced a gangly limbed jig across my elementary school cafeteria without a care in the world that the boy I had a deep and abiding crush on would see my goofy display.  Why?  Because if there was anything I loved more than a pocket-sized, dark eyed boy who wore his Izods with his collar jauntily UP, it was Toll House cookies.  I had the recipe memorized by the time I was 7.  I had cultivated a scam wherein I'd cut open the seam of the Toll House bag that my mother kept tucked in the back of the freezer for special occasions.  I'd slip out a generous handful and then I'd KrazyGlue the seam back together.  I'd keep doing this until the bag was almost 100% globules of hardened glue and -1% yummy morsels.  I'd even invented a method of softening butter to get the cookies into the oven IMMEDIATELY in the event my mother gave me permission to bake, I grated it with a box grater.
My day got infinitely sweeter when Nestlé sent me a box full of DelightFulls.  My baking cup runneth over.

And guess what?  While my crush for the slight lad has long since dissipated, my love for Toll House cookies has only grown.  And it's deepened now that Toll House has graced us with FILLED morsels.  Caramel, peanut butter, minty AND cherry flavored filled morsels are now available in your baking aisle and you can only imagine the whirlwind of baking that's taking place in my bakery.  More posts are coming with new DelightFulls recipes.  In the meantime, enjoy the video and recipe for ice cream sandwiches with mint filled morsels from The Talk.  You'll thank me later.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (9-oz. pkg.) 
  • 3 3/4 cups slightly softened Vanilla DREYER’S/EDY’S® Light Ice Cream
  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

    COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl until creamy. Add egg and beat until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 3/4 cup DelightFulls morsels. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

    BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

    COARSELY CHOP remaining 3/4 cup DelightFulls morsels. Place ice cream in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to soften. Place 1/4 cup of ice cream between two cookies to make a sandwich. Gently press cookies together (ice cream should spread to edge of cookies). Quickly roll edge in chopped DelightFulls morsels. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap. Place sandwiches in freezer bag(s) and freeze until needed.

    Refrigerate ice cream for 15 minutes to slightly soften. Place back in freezer while assembling if it becomes too soft.

    Try any variety of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® DelightFulls™ Filled Morsels with different ice cream flavors for a frozen treat that will have everyone screaming for ice cream, sandwiches, that is.

    In a pinch and can't bake from scratch? Use New NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Frozen Cookie Dough.