Rum Raisin Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Rum Raisin Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

These don't call for any eggs or heavy cream. Strained yogurt makes delicious ice cream. Honey and coconut flakes add a nice aroma.

Ingredients: Makes 4

Cookies/Biscuits, not too thin
Raisins preserved in rum or rehydrated in hot water
1-2 teaspoons
Plums preserved in rum (optional)
Strained yogurt or Quark
4-5 tablespoons
1/2-1 teaspoon
Shredded coconut
1-2 teaspoons
Cheese version:
Drained yogurt
4 tablespoons
Shredded coconut
1-2 teaspoons
Walnuts, Almonds, or other nuts
Dried cranberries
2 teaspoons
Cream cheese
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon or more
1 teaspoon


1. Put the raisins and finely chopped plums in the strained yogurt or quark. Add the honey and coconut flakes and mix lightly.
2. Place a cookie on top of plastic wrap and spread with about 2 teaspoons of filling. Lay another cookie on top. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the freezer.
3. Ready to eat in about an hour, or they can be eaten the next day, of course.
4. I used 1/2 teaspoon honey, but if you're using raisins that have not been preserved in rum, 1 teaspoon is just about right.
5. Crush the walnuts before putting them in the cheese version. Soften the cream cheese, add the remaining ingredients and mix. Sandwich the filling between cookies and freeze.
6. You can also freeze them in a plastic container. Wait for 5-15 minutes after taking them out of the freezer before serving.
7. These are not very sweet, so taste and adjust the amount of honey or molasses to your liking.
8. Round cookies are cute and nice to serve to guests.
9. Cranberry Cheese version. Sweet-tart cranberries go well with the cheese.
10. Rum raisin cream cheese, sandwiched in bird-shaped sablé cookies.
11. Caramel cream cheese with strained yogurt. These look delicious.
12. With cocoa added. They look really good, with chunky nuts.
13. Don't these cookies look delicious?

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make an easy, light snack with ingredients I had in the house.
I sandwiched cookies with strained yogurt and dried fruit soaked in rum that I had on hand, and put them in the freezer.