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Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiche Recipe

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches are soft, creamy, and totally delicious! They are a favorite fall treat that's super simple to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, fall, ice cream, pumpkin
Servings: 4 sandwich cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
  • 4 cups approx vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips


  • Whisk together flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.
    whisking flour to make pumpkin sugar cookies
  • Cream together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar in mixing bowl of electric mixer using paddle attachment for 1-2 minutes. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla on low speed until combined.
    creaming together sugars and butter
  • Mix in pumpkin purée on low speed, making sure to scrape down sides.
    adding pumpkin puree to sugar cookie ingredients
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
    adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients for pumpkin sugar cookies
  • Scoop into 8 balls (1/4 cup each) on a large plate lined with parchment paper and chill for 1 hour.
    making balls of pumpkin sugar cookies
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Pour remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar into medium bowl.
  • Roll chilled cookie balls into granulated sugar and place on cookie sheets, 2-3 inches apart, and bake 17-20 minutes until edges are browned and centers begin to set.
    cookie dough being rolled in white sugar
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Assmeble the ice cream sandwiches by adding 1-2 heaping scoops of ice cream to the flat side of a pumpkin cookie. Place the flat side of another cookie on top.
    ice cream sandwiches lined up in a baking dish
  • Roll each sandwich in mini chocolate chips, then serve or freeze immediately.