Sometimes I go to sleep at night wondering if I’m done. I think “what if my creativity fails me and I have no new recipes”. Then, somehow, I wake up the next morning literally flooded with all new ideas and recipes. So many in fact, that usually by the time I get half way through writing them down I can’t even remember what they all were!
Lucky for my family that this idea stuck with me, because I when I say it was a huge hit, that is a complete understatement.
Anyone that has eaten a meal by my house knows that by the time you get to dessert, dessert is no longer necessary. Ha. Just kidding. Dessert is always necessary. So, I always know that when I make my desserts they don’t usually get finished. Everyone takes a small sample from each dessert but seconds are not really requested since stomach space has dwindled to no nothing.
Then, this ice cream happened.
There were seconds and thirds until people were using their fingers to scrape up any leftover remnants from the dish.
It was so well balanced in taste and texture. The ice cream was smooth and creamy. The homemade strawberry jam was slightly tart and fruity. The oatmeal lace cookies were crunchy and caramelized. And the cookie dough. Sigh. Do I really need to explain the perfection that is cookie dough. I think not.
So, although this recipe requires a few steps, it was worth every single ounce of effort you put into it. Plus, because a lot of the steps require “chill” time you can spread out the work over the course of a week so that it doesn’t get over whelming. The jam can stay in the fridge for a week and the lace cookies and cookie dough can be made up to a month in advance and frozen until your ready to use them.
I’m going to divide up the recipes so that you can pick and choose what to make and use any elements of this recipe (Like the ice cream) as a base to make tons of different dishes!
I really hope you all enjoy!!!