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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Ice Cream Cones for Education #SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools

I love ice cream.
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. 
Nearly every flavor, any time of day. I love it.
This week the temperature has really dropped at my house- as in overnight lows of 17 degrees dropped.
When it's 17 degrees outside, frosty cold ice cream doesn't sound so great.
I recently discovered a warm alternative.
Warm ice cream doesn't sound appealing to you?
How about a sugar 'cone' cookie with melted ice cream butter cream frosting?

Now do I have your attention?
Smart & Final is teaming up with the California Milk Advisory Board helping Southern California elementary classrooms, schools and students with their "Help Our Teachers, Help Our Kids" promotion. Schools collect Real California Milk seals from milk and dairy products to earn cash and scholastic books!
What better way to say thank you to our teachers this Christmas than with a double whammie! Yummy treats AND cash and books for their classrooms?
You will need:
2 sticks (1 cup) of First Street unsalted butter

Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1 egg
1 1/2 cups of your favorite First Street Ice Cream (melted)
3-4 cups powdered sugar
Begin by combining 1/2 cup First Street butter with Sugar Cookie mix and egg to create batter per package instructions
(note: you can use any sugar cookie recipe you prefer, but THIS sugar cookie mix tastes JUST like ice cream sugar cones! The perfect pair to my melted ice cream frosting)
Spoon cookie dough onto baking sheet or stone and bake according to package instructions
Next, combine 1/2 cup First Street Butter and 1 1/2 cups of melted First Street Ice Cream (I chose vanilla for my recipe) in a mixer until smooth and creamy.
Slowly add 3-4 cups powdered sugar to obtain desired flavor (I used 3 cups)
Since the girls were helping me, they decided our frosting needed to be green!
After the cookies are baked to buttery, sugary perfection, move them to a baking rack to cool.
Next, frost your cookies with your melted ice cream frosting (if there is any left in the bowl-it's tough not to eat by the spoonful!)
(again, since my girls were helping me, our cookies have sprinkles, too!)
Our intention was to wrap up these yummy Melted Ice Cream treats for the girls' teachers, but they didn't last long in our house!
Don't forget, keep collecting your Real California Milk labels for the CA Milk Advisory Board "Help Our Teachers, Help Our Kids" program.
Why not spoil YOUR teachers with some homemade dairy goodness this Christmas!

The California Milk Advisory Board is going to announce winners in February.
For more info go to #SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for  #collectivebias #CBias


Amy @ The Mom Hood said...

This is such an original recipe - I NEVER would've thought to do something like this! I know my 10 year old is going to love it!

Eisley Rae Clothing said...

Yum! Those look delish. Can you make them again & invite us over? LOL.

Shellsea said...

This is awesome thanks for letting us know about the fundraiser. I love ice cream and sugar cookies, I'll have to try this!