Today's is an easy peasy one that seriously, I could sit down and EAT THE WHOLE THING, it was that good, and the possibilities are endless!
The trick with this one is BUTTER.....
You add butter to coarsely chopped cookies and it's a huge, ginormous, humongous difference!!!
So here's the basic for an 8" square cake:
2 Sleeves of Oreo cookies (or two rows if you buy the normal family-sized package... Also, you can use chocolate chip cookies instead, maybe any crisp cookie would work??? I've tried the Oreos and the Chocolate chip with amazingly wonderful splendorific results. Am I waxing superfluous????? :) There's a reason for it, I promise!!!!
3/4 cup butter, melted
Break up cookies, do not pulverize or over-crush, you want these bad boys chunky/crunchy
Mix with butter.
Line 8" square pan with freezer paper or aluminum foil.
Spread half of the cookie mix into the pan.
Top with 2/3 of a carton of your favorite ice cream. (I used cookies and cream today, but I've used dark chocolate mint (then the whole thing tastes like a Thin Mint sundae), vanilla, cookie dough, caramel swirl... as you wish!) Then add in the other half of the buttery cookie goodness. Press down lightly. Freeze.
About an hour later, spread 1/2 jar of hot fudge topping over cake. You can either whip cream then and cover it or use aerosol whipped cream on individual servings. (We did that because it was Elijah's birthday and he's not big on whipped cream.
He does not get that from me!!!!!) DONE. DONE. DONE. You could go a layer higher for adults, but for the kids this was the perfect size, about 2-3 inches high, a perfect serving!!!
This is so beyond amazingly delicious as to render me speechless.
Clearly not SPEECHLESS, but oh my stars, I really could have eaten the whole stupid thing. And asked for more after I licked the freezer paper clean.
To Serve: I put the whole thing in the microwave on defrost for two minutes, (not full power, please pay attention to this very important direction or you're going to be so stinkin' mad at me!!!) then lifted the freezer paper and slid the cake onto a large plate. Cutting was easy with a serrated knife and the kids loved it!
And speaking of kids, here are our current projects..... M&M math (and yes, you get to eat the answers, making this a very popular BRIBING lesson!!!!)
And we've finished our OCEAN unit and we're talking about God now....
And life and death and how Jesus loved us so very much....
This is our new wall poster in the beginning stages:
An empty tomb.... As if rock could hold back our God!!!!
We'll "frame" our rock tomb and then we're going to decorate it with signs of spring! Butterflies, chicks, new life, re-birth and a cross....
And this has replaced every other Disney movie in my head because it is the NEW AND BEST FAVORITE!!!!!
Love, love, love, love!!!!!!!
And here is a link to the song that every one of my little ones SINGS ALL THE TIME....
I mean seriously, can you think of anything more Americana than cowboys???? Unless it's cowboys and BABIES!!!!! :)
I am smitten!!!!
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