cookie recipe

Cookies and nice cream sandwich recipe (vegan & delicious)

Ever since Matt and I first tried the cookies and ice-cream sandwich at Manna on my birthday last year, I have wanted to recreate my own version of this delicious dessert! Half a year later and I have finally gotten around to it (oops!) but it was definitely worth the wait, and I’m sure you all are gonna love this chocolate and banana nicecream sandwich as much as I do.

As this is such an incredible dessert, I decided that as well as sharing it on the blog, I would film it for my youtube channel. This is the first of many recipes I’ll be sharing on Youtube so I’d love to hear your feedback and if you have any requests for what you’d like me to film next!

cookies and nice cream recipe

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy margarine
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tea spoon baking soda
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

Nicecream

  • 4 ripe bananas

 Cooking instructions

  • Cut bananas into small chunks & freeze for at least 2.5 hours
  • Preheat the oven to 250°c
  • Mix together the sugar and margarine until smooth
  • Add in the almond milk and stir until the milk has combined with the mixture
  • Add in the flour and baking soda and stir until well mixed
  • Add in the oatmeal and cacao powder and stir
  • Shape into small circles and place on baking paper
  • Smooth circles down before placing in the oven for 10 minutes
  • Remove cookies from oven and flatten before coking for further 5 minutes
  • Leave cookies to cool  for 1 hour
  • Blend frozen bananas until smooth
  • Spoon 1/2 the blended nice cream onto cookies and freeze for 1 hour
  • Spoon remaining 1/2 of blended nice cream into yorkshire pudding style tray and freeze for 1 hour
  • Remove all components from freezer and sandwich nice cream between 2 cookies
  • ENJOY!

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookie Recipe

Last night, something very strange went on in our house… my mum and I baked cookies for the first time EVER!! My dog Poppy barked at me as I was stirring the ingredients in the mixing bowl as if to say, ‘you don’t belong here?!’  and she’s probably right. As far as domestic goddess-ness goes, I’m less Martha Stewart, more Miranda! This was definitely highlighted when I was reading measurements from my iPhone and asked my mum how to tell the difference between tablespoon and teaspoon (tsp – it could be either, right?!)  and she replied with, “Well, teaspoon is the one you use to stir tea”, assuming that instead of not knowing the abbreviations, I didn’t know a tablespoon from a teaspoon. Oh dear.

cooking meme

Since becoming vegan, I have realised that there are lots of yummy treats I won’t be able to buy in shops anymore, so I have decided to step up my game and take this opportunity to make my own healthier AND dare I say yummier versions! I decided to start with mine and my mum’s favourite cookie: oatmeal and raisin with a dash of lemon and apple. Bakery abbreviation blunders aside, our first baking session went really well and the cookies turned out to be DELICIOUS.

So, enough of my rambling, and here is the recipe to make these bad boys (and I’m going to spell out tablespoon or teaspoon for y’all just in case anyone finds these abbreviations as confusing as I do)!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon cinnamon
  • tea spoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon

 

 

 Cooking instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250°c
  • Mix together the sugar and margarine until smooth
  • Add in the almond milk and stir until the milk has combined with the mixture
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until well mixed
  • Add in the oatmeal, raisins, sultanas, and apple (peeled and chopped into small chunks and soaked in lemon juice) and stir
  • Squeeze 1 whole lemon’s juice into the mixture and stir so that it is even throughout

  • Spoon small balls of the mixture onto a baking tray covered in baking paper and flatten

  • Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes or until done (note: staring at them the entire time like Poppy did is optional)

  • Finally, leave them to cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy your yummy cookies!