Whether it's these steamy summer months or the jolly holiday season filled with festivities, family and friends, you can always turn to this week's Cookbook of the Week. Divided into 4 sections, one for each season, it's filled with recipes, crafts and decorating ideas to inspire you, no matter what time of year.
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Long-time collectors may remember our early Celebrate Series...
this book is the best of all four!
Celebrate Year 'Round is not only divided by season, but within each section,
you'll find mini chapters for all sorts of fun occasions like Tailgate Gathering,
in the New Year, Country Wedding and Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social.
Let's take a look at them all...
Since it's been pretty hot in these parts, we thought we'd share a summer recipe today...if your summer hasn't heated up yet (or if you don't have a steamy summer at all!) we're pretty sure everyone will still enjoy this treat.
Deluxe Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cool vanilla ice cream sandwiched between chewy, thin oatmeal cookies...yummy!
1-1/2 c. butter, melted and slightly cooled
3 c. rolled oats, uncooked
1-1/2 T. all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1-3/4 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 gal. vanilla ice cream, softened
In a bowl, combine butter, oats, flour, salt, sugar and vanilla. Stir well to combine; add eggs and mix thoroughly. Cover baking sheets with lightly greased parchment paper. Spoon 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie onto baking sheets about 3 inches apart, making 24. Flatten dough into circles. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes, until golden. Let cool. Place a scoop of ice cream on half the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies. Roll edges of sandwiches into sprinkles. Wrap individually and freeze until ready to serve. Makes one dozen.
Bonus tip: Try these with any flavor of ice cream! Butter pecan rolled in pecans, mint rolled in chocolate chip, pineapple sherbet rolled in sweetened coconut, chocolate rolled in more chocolate...well, you get the idea.
Celebrate Year 'Round is filled with little tidbits like this one, plus some other even bigger ideas to make every celebration one to remember. Stay tuned to the blog and our Page on Facebook this week for even more goodies from inside our Cookbook of the Week!