Set up an ice bath: Place a layer of ice cubes in a large mixing bowl. Place a second heatproof metal mixing bowl in the first bowl on top of the ice. Position a fine mesh strainer on top of the inside bowl.
* If not using an ice cream machine, here are instructions for making ice cream without a machine.
**Note on cookies: by the recipe instructions the cookies are approximately 2 inches in diameter; should you want your sandwiches to be larger you can increase the dough ball size to 1 ½ inches and extend the cooking time a few additional minutes
Salted Caramel Note: The ice cream will use about half the volume of this recipe. You can either make a half recipe or