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Kitty cat ice cream sandwich faces

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

These are the cat's meow!

Keep the sweet days of summer coming with some cool cat-faced ice cream sandwiches. No need to heat up your kitchen either — these are assembly only! Just a simple cut to a soft sugar cookie, and you've created a clever kitty shape. Sandwiched between your favorite ice cream, these cats will be the purr-fect treat.

These are the cat's meow!

Kitty cat ice cream sandwich faces


  • Premade soft sugar cookies (white or chocolate)
  • White and chocolate candy melts
  • Black ball decorator candies
  • Pink triangle decorator candies
  • Black licorice (cut into tiny whisker pieces)
  • Tootsie Rolls and caramels (for calico cats)
  • Ice cream



Shape sugar cookies

Cut the tops of soft sugar cookies with a small round cookie cutter to make the ears.

These are the cat's meow!


Decorate calico cat face

To make calico cats: Flatten pieces of Tootsie Rolls and caramels. Place in random areas on cookie cat faces to make your desired calico design.

These are the cat's meow!


Design cat faces

Melt small amounts of white and chocolate candy wafers in the microwave. Using a toothpick, attach the eyes and noses with tiny dabs of the melted candy wafers. Dip the bottoms of the licorice whiskers in the candy melts and attach to the sides of the faces.

These are the cat's meow!

These are the cat's meow!


Prepare ice cream

Unwrap a box of ice cream. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. Using a cookie cutter the same size as your cookies, make round ice cream slices. Using the smaller round cookie cutter from step 1, cut the top to make the ears.

These are the cat's meow!


Make the sandwich

Sandwich your ice cream between two cat cookies — one with a face on top, and one without a face on bottom.

These are the cat's meow!


Freeze, then enjoy!

Freeze until you're ready to enjoy!

These are the cat's meow!

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