These ice cream "sandwitches" look like they are fussy to make, but follow my adaptation and you'll be pulling them out of your freezer to impress every friend that stops by unannounced. The photo washed out the true color of the ice cream, making it appear as if it is vanilla, but it is mint with a perfect witch green color. I got the idea from Martha Stewart's web site, however the need to create two templates to pour the batter into... one circle to create the round cookie and a half circle to form the cone-shaped hat... was way too time-consuming and it didn't work anyway. The baked end product was too soft even after leaving it in the oven longer than the recipe called for. Maybe I poured it too thick. I devised a simpler method than Martha's recipe.
I went to Cold Stone Creamery and had a very helpful friendly employee, who showed great interest in my project, dip kid-size waffle cones in chocolate. I also purchased a small container of mint ice cream and some orange M&Ms for a button on the side of the witch's hat. When I returned home, I dipped the hats in melted semi-sweet chocolate squares to create a band on the hat and to adhere the hat to the top cookie.
For the cookies, I used my "triple chocolate cookie" recipe. Normally they remain in a mound shape when baked in the oven but, for this application, I flattened the dough with the bottom of a glass and the palm of my hand before putting them in the oven. To save time, I'm sure there is a purchased cookie that could be used. These cute little witches could then be made in a few minutes flat.