You Make My Heart Melt: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches


So it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re deciding how to celebrate. Something big and fancy but probably crowded and overpriced? Something amazing and unique but requires a lot of planning? How about something sweet and simple but just a little indulgent? It’s fun, special and something you can share with the ones you love but won’t break the bank or stress you out. We’ve got you covered.

Some of us at Target Made Me Do It have a liiittttle bit of a sweet tooth and maybe end up in the fancy chocolate aisle just about every time we strut our Bullseye swagger. No one is pointing fingers, but those sweet tooth sweethearts aren’t afraid of a special dessert that’s slightly over the top, especially on Valentine’s Day.

We had a hunkering that we may have some company in our crew. There might be a few others who would love to share some super sweets with their special someone(s), so how about You Make My Heart Melt homemade cookie and ice cream sandwiches all around?

You in?

homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches for Valentines day from above square

If you’re up for the super easy task of adding these to your Valentine’s Day festivities (big or small as they may be), here’s your cheat sheet. Just be sure to eat them up before they really do melt! See the recipe below.

market pantry ingredients for cookies prepping chocolate cookies for baking with market pantry ingredients pouring market pantry sugar for cookies from Target cookies on a pan before being baked homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches for Valentines day from above in a hand



  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Mix the butter and sugars until combined.

  3. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla, until combined.

  4. Combine the dry ingredients slowly and mix on low-speed just until combined.

  5. Fold in all of the chocolate chips and M&Ms.

  6. Chill the dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. Scoop balls of chilled dough, about 1″ in diameter, onto a greased cookie sheet.

  9. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until cookies just start to turn golden brown around the edges. They should appear slightly

    under-cooked (but that’s ok, as they will finish cooking while resting on the cookie sheet).

  10. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for at least five minutes, until they are firm enough to be transferred.

  11. Once cookies are completely cooled, add one scoop of ice cream between two cookies and enjoy!

homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches for Valentines day

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