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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches


These tender crispy chocolate wafer cookies come together quickly in a food processor. The dough is like chocolate play-doh, so fun to work with!


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (I use Swan’s Down)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder ( I use Nestle)
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 sticks (14T) dairy-free margarine or shortening


  1. Place everything except the margarine into a food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
  2. Slice the margarine into the food processor bowl.
  3. Pulse about 8-10 times until the margarine is well blended and comes together into a ball.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes.
  6. Place the cookies on a parchment or Silpat-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 while the cookies freeze.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. They should puff up, then flatten out. When they start smelling good, they’re probably ready.
  9. Let them rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack, they’re pretty fragile when hot.
  10. When cool, you can fill them with ice cream and freeze. Because the cookies are crisp, make sure the whole sandwich is well-frozen before eating…otherwise the ice cream slides out when you take a bite! (Not that I was impatient, and had this happen to me…)


These are kinda fussy as far as measuring goes, I think because the dry ingredients can get really packed down during storage. For the flour, cocoa and powdered sugar, fluff them up with spoon, then scoop with the measuring cup and level off with a knife.