Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’m a realist and know that shortcuts and briberies are a necessary part of life when you have kids and a wife who has a wicked sweet tooth.

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To stay ahead of everyone and keep any crankiness at bay, I’ve been strategic and kept the freezer stocked with my homemade Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chunk cookie ice cream sandwiches.

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Of course from-scratch cookies are always nice, but sometimes I don’t have time to mix and drop cookie dough. When I don’t, these are my go-to cookies: Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

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It’s a favorite cookie of mine from childhood that’s seeing a revival with their new No Funky Stuff line that includes cookies, snack cakes, muffins, and cookie dough all made with no artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, or partially hydrogenated oils. The even better thing about these sweet treats—they are available for everyone, everywhere they shop—nationwide in grocery, club and in convenience stores. Find a place nearest you here.

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My plan is working out as I expected. I think Naomi was about to nearly lose her mind when she dropped the cake she was getting ready to photograph for her book.  She just sat down in front of it—totally defeated—ready to cry.

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What do you say? What do you do? The abridge version of what happened next . . . we scraped it up and dumped it. The boys grabbed her one of these ice cream sandwiches, made goofy faces and danced around to cheer her up. It was a family effort—my ice cream sandwiches, the kid’s goofy faces—everything worked out.

Yield: Makes 6 ice cream sandwiches

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • 1 pint ice cream (your preferred flavor)
  • 12 Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Cookies


  1. Unmold pint of ice cream by running hot water around the outer container for 2-3 seconds. Using a knife, evenly slice pint of ice cream into six pieces.
  2. Place one cookie down onto work surface. Layer with ice cream. Top with second cookie. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  3. To store: Individually wrap each ice cream sandwich in plastic wrap and store until ready to eat.





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14 comments to " Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches "

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    WOW and YUM! These ice cream sandwiches look so good. Those COOKIES, look so good! I would love one of these guys right now! Super smart to keep these freezer stocker with these sammies, Matt! 🙂

  • Heidi

    I can see where these would totally soothe Naomi’s spirits. Good thing she has you guys around to keep things silly.

  • Lauren @ CGM

    I would gladly take a stack of these right now!

  • foodnessgracious

    Boo for the cake, but yay for these ice cream sammies!!

  • Aimee Shugarman

    I’ve never been against bribery. Works like a charm 🙂 LOVE these classic ice cream sandwiches!

  • Mary Ann @ the beach house kic

    You da man Matt! Bet these put a smile on everyone’s face!

  • KevinIsCooking

    Good thing you had these on hand for cheering Naomi up. They’d cheer me up!

  • I can definitely appreciate the need for a short-cut now and then and this is one that I’m super excited to give in to! OMG yes!!!!

  • Otis Spunkmeyer were always my favorite in college. I haven’t had one in years! Must go find immediately.

  • Dude, Matt – your photography is off the hook. These photos are so rich and creamy. The ice cream too;)

  • Gina | Running to the Kitchen

    Totally digging this new line of no funky stuff. Exactly how food should be! Awesome summer treat!

  • passthesushi

    I need to diet. Hard core. I need to have your kid sit on my back while I do push ups all hardcore and awesome. But seriously a chocolate chip cookie and vanilla ice cream sandwich are like my BIGGEST weakness. I have had…. a few…. this week. It’s the one thing I seriously need to learn to walk away from. And then BAM you post this…..

  • Tutti Dolci

    You can never go wrong with an ice cream sandwich! Love these shots!

  • Such a great recipe

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