A San Francisco favorite from the old Playland-at-the-Beach.

It’s It is an oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwich, dipped in chocolate. Back when I was a kid, they were made and dipped right in front of ya. I don’t remember how much they cost back then, but I do know that no trip to Playland was complete without one.

With the Super Bowl starting up and the Niner’s going for their sixth win, I thought a bit of San Francisco was needed tonight.

They are mass-produced nowadays – someone bought the license when Playland closed – but they’re just not the same as a fresh cookie, premium ice cream, and thick melted chocolate.

I may have to have a couple.

The cookies are a pretty basic oatmeal. Not a lot to them but lots of flavor!

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375°. Grease pans or line with parchment

Stir together oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined well. Add flour and oat mixture and beat until just combined.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and flatten mounds slightly with moistened fingers. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes total.

Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies and carefully press together. Dip in chocolate and enjoy.