Double Chocolate Cookies With Vanilla Lime Basil Ice

This the my first guest blogger on Tatter Scoops. Please welcome Mindy. A beautiful Indonesian girl living in Caracas, Venezuela. A world traveler, photographer with the love of cooking, she shares her recipe perfect for summer time. Please show her some love and do check out her Mindy’s Deli for more delicious recipes and her Traveling Bug in Venezuela that chronicles this one lady’s journey.

Double Chocolate Cookies With Vanilla Lime Basil Ice

The cookies can be easily made and also a big fun for children. For the best result, I recommend best quality of Dutch processed cocoa. The combination between dark chocolate, lime, basil and vanilla ice is just heavenly perfect for summer. Sweet, chocolatey and sour you’ll have in one cup. If you don’t have time for baking the cookies, you can buy your favorite chocolate cookies.

For Cookies
Adapted from Easy Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter — softened
1 egg — beaten
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup raw sugar cane or brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/8 cup half flour and half Dutch processed cacao
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F

Combine flour, Dutch processed cacao, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and both sugars until well combine. Add the beaten egg and vanilla essence. Beat again. Sift flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix well and add chocolate chips

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 7-10 minutes or until set

For Ice
Adapted from Leo Garces of Posada and Lodge La Salamandra

Your favorite vanilla ice cream
Lime juice
Basil — thinly chopped

Finishing

Combine well vanilla ice, lime juice and chopped basil

Make smaller parts of each chocolate cookies then add to ice mixture. Combine well and serve

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16 Comments on Double Chocolate Cookies With Vanilla Lime Basil Ice

  1. gigi
    July 20, 2010 at 11:26 am (7 years ago)

    Oh my. that looks delightful, and incredibly easy.

    is vanilla essence = vanilla extract?

    I may have to try these. I have everything I need!
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    • Maureen
      July 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm (7 years ago)

      Gigi, from what I Google it says yes you can use vanilla extract or vanilla essence but I’ll have to ask Mindy for sure later (she’s sleeping now LOL) because she might know better than me 😀 It does looks so easy and perfect for hot summer day.

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    • Mindy
      July 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Gigi, you can use either vanilla extract or vanilla essence. The extract is stronger than essence. Happy baking.
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  2. Pumpkin and Piglet
    July 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm (7 years ago)

    This looks yummy! I’m always on the lookout for new ideas so I may have to give this a go 🙂
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    • Maureen
      July 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Sian, I never post recipes before but when I saw this I know I want to give it a try LOL and she’s sweet enough to share it here 😀

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  3. Mindy
    July 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm (7 years ago)

    WOW.. you’re totally fast, girl! Thank you for letting me do a guest post here and look at those nice compliments you said, I’m so flattered. xoxo
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    • Maureen
      July 23, 2010 at 6:37 pm (7 years ago)

      Hahaha thank you so much for being my first guest poster!

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    • Maureen
      July 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm (7 years ago)

      I’m planning to make some tomorrow 😀

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  4. Andrea
    July 20, 2010 at 7:37 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh, HUGE yum. Those cookies look so good. Can I have some now, please? How long do you think it’ll take for them to get here? 😉
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    • Maureen
      July 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm (7 years ago)

      LOL Andrea! Thanks, girl!

      Reply
  5. Bree
    July 22, 2010 at 7:43 am (7 years ago)

    Looks delicous!!

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    • Maureen
      July 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

      I bet it will taste delicious too 😀
      Thanks Bree!

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  6. Megan (Best of Fates)
    July 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm (7 years ago)

    Sounds SO delicious – if only I was a little less lazy I would make them!

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    • Maureen
      July 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

      LOL Megan, just use store bought chocolate cookies 😉

      Reply

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