Copycat Chipwich

Copycat Chipwich

The Spruce / Morgan Walker

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 11 mins
Chill: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 31 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 cookie sandwiches
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
783 Calories
41g Fat
101g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 783
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 37%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 71g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 422mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a classic summertime treat, and making your own is a great way to spend some quality time with your family. There are a lot of tips and tricks for creating the perfect Chipwich, and you can even customize yours. For example, use cookies and cream, strawberry, coffee, or even birthday cake-flavored ice cream for the center. Just be sure to bake your own cookies. These cookies magically stay soft enough to withstand the freezing required for assembly, so no one is breaking any teeth biting into their treat!


  • 8 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 3/4 cups semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.

    Ingredients for Chipwich

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  2. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments until slightly melted. Be careful not to overheat. It's okay if there are some small unmelted pieces of butter.

    Melted butter in a bowl

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  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

    Butter and sugars mixed in a bowl

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  4. Add vanilla and egg and beat on low until just incorporated.

    Egg and vanilla added to bowl with butter mixture

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  5. Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and continue mixing on low until fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.

    Flour being sifted into mixing bowl

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  6. Add 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips and mix by hand just until incorporated.

    Chocolate chips added to the cookie dough

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  7. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop 8 equally-sized cookies onto the prepared baking sheets, 4 cookies spaced out on each.

    Cookie dough on prepared baking sheet with scoop on the side

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  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the cookies are barely golden and puffed. Take care not to over bake.

    Baked cookies on a baking sheet

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  9. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 30 minutes, then transfer to an airtight container and freeze the cooled cookies for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to use.

    Baked cookies in a container

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  10. When ready to make the Chipwiches, line a baking sheet with wax paper and scoop the ice cream into a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter about 1-inch thick. Repeat 3 more times. Freeze the 4 ice cream rounds for about 20 minutes.

    Vanilla ice cream in a cookie mold on a baking sheet

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  11. Sandwich the portioned ice cream rounds between two frozen cookies. Repeat with the other cookies and ice cream.

    Cookies topped with rounds of ice cream

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  12. Roll the exposed edges in the remaining mini chocolate chips to coat. Freeze in an airtight container at least 1 hour. Serve, or wrap each in plastic and return to the airtight container to freeze up to 1 month.

    Chipwiches on a baking sheet

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Molding the ice cream

Use whatever round mold you have on hand to create your center, but work quickly and once molded, immediately return to the freezer to harden. If you have multiple molds, leave the mold around the ice cream while in the freezer for just a few minutes. This will help you achieve those classically perfect sides for which the Chipwich is known.