A Perfectly Festive Treat

One of the best ways to spend an evening with twenty girls is to celebrate a birthday. From the massive card they create (with the loveliest of words shared), to the Brazilian tradition of cutting cakes from the bottom up for good luck, to the hearty singing that erupts from our common room—celebrating birthdays is a special, and wonderful time.

Another tradition in Memorial House is that each girl chooses her favourite treat to share with the house on her special day.

On this day, the birthday girl shared her favourite birthday treat is “ice cream! (cookie dough / birthday cake)”… so I combined it and created these delicious ice cream sandwiches with a funfetti blondie and cookie dough ice cream.

After a raucous rendition of Happy Birthday, silence washed over the room as the girls devoured these treats!

Funfetti Birthday Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe adapted from Country Cleaver

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup sprinkles (jimmies)
  • 1 container cookie dough ice cream, softened

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter two rimmed baking sheets, then line each with parchment paper (not wax paper) and leave 2 inches of parchment paper hanging over the short edges of the pans, this helps with lifting the blondies out of the pan. Butter parchment paper as well.

In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Whisk in eggs and salt, followed by the flour and yellow cake mix until just smooth. Spread into a thin layer all over to the edges of the pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the blondies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Using the overhanging paper, gently remove the blondies from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

When completely cooled, spread the softened ice cream and top with other cooled blondie. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for about two hours, until set. Cut into 20 sandwiches. Wrap each sandwich with parchment paper for storage and place in an air tight container.

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