I find my recipe inspiration everywhere. A magazine mentions a hard cider sangria, which I spin off into a fall fruit sangria. A friend raves about the creamy tomato soup she made last weekend, inspiring me to turn my leftovers into a soup. We have vegetables sautéed in brown butter with pecans and Romano cheese at a restaurant, and it inspires me to simmer some butternut squash in brown butter with oregano for Thanksgiving. I realize that I have a gallon of cider in the refrigerator that needs to be used soon, so I make cider scones and slow cook some ham in the cider.
And sometimes the inspiration comes from somewhere unexpected. A shiny copper pot from the antique store drives me to make some caramel, for instance . Or in this case, an ice cream cone shaped cookie cutter inspires me to make some maple ice cream sandwiches.
There isn’t exactly a “recipe” for these sandwiches. Just some maple nut ice cream, softened a little bit on the counter for better sandwich-ability, smushed between 2 maple sugar cookies. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, and lay the ice cream sandwiches on top to freeze until hard. Enjoy and savor the fall flavors.