Since it’s National Gingerbread Day, it only seems fair that we share a recipe incorporating this tasty dessert favorite. While gingerbread is typically reserved for the holiday season, we don’t see any harm in enjoying something as yummy as gingerbread cookies during the summer. In fact, this ice cream sandwich recipe is so good, you may ditch the gingerbread house during the holiday season and just make this instead!
Gingerbread represents a category of baked goods that are usually flavored with spices like ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and sometimes sweetened with molasses. Gingerbread can range from having a subtle spiced flavor to very heavily spiced, just depending on taste.
We love these gingerbread cookies because they’re somewhere in between. You definitely get a dose of those delicious spices, but the flavor is moderate enough to appeal to a wide range of palates.
We also love how chewy these gingerbread cookies are. The soft cookies are the perfect compliment to the creamy filling inside this ice cream sandwich.
Plus, who can deny an ice cream sandwich on a warm summer day? Cool vanilla ice cream is sandwiched between two gingerbread cookies for an irresistible treat that makes this national food holiday one of our favorites.