It’s Labor Day weekend—the last weekend of summer. And what over-the-top indulgent treat are we making to celebrate? Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Tears of sadness or joy—I’m not sure (and not really this dramatic).
The end of summer is always bittersweet for me. It’s back to school time and the end of summer fridays, but it’s also my birthday.
My birthday was earlier in the week and I was so surprised to go to dinner at Eleven Madison Park. It is definitely a bucket list restaurant and an amazing food experience if you have the chance to go.
There were 14 courses total and all of them were incredible—here is one that I posted on Instagram. They also served a dish made out of sunflower hearts, sort of like artichoke hearts. I had no idea you could eat sunflowers (besides the seeds).
So, let’s talk about these Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
They are more of a shortbread cookie—meaning it’s all about the butter and sugar. And when butter and sugar heats, it caramelizes into a beautiful golden-brown caramel. Add some chocolate chips, and these are out-of-this-world amazing.
Keep in mind that shortbread is a crumbly cookie, which makes them perfect for freezing and making homemade ice cream sandwiches. Just remember to double wrap them in aluminum foil if you are keeping them in the freezer for a longer period of time.
Please forgive the lack of pictures (managed to get two good ones)—the ice cream was melting!