Pear Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes 18 Cookie Sandwiches
1 can (15 ounces) Bartlett pear halves or slices
1 quart ice cream (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry)
36 chocolate chip cookies (2-1/2 to 3 inches across)
Nonpareils, rainbow or chocolate sprinkles
Drain pears, reserving liquid for other uses. Cut pears into 1/4 inch pieces. Spoon ice cream into medium bowl. Let soften at room temperature for about 15 minutes; stir in diced pears. Return mixture to freezer; freeze until firm, about 2 to 3 hours. To make sandwiches, place a scoop of ice cream on half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies; flatten slightly. Decorate by rolling edges in nonpareils. Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.
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