When I was in an economics class in high school we worked together as a class to come up with a product, market it, and sell it to the school. We learned all about markets, supply and demand, and stocks. As a class we decided to sell cookie ice cream sandwiches to the school during lunch hour. I fell in love with this treat then and haven’t gotten enough of them since! Each member of the class was asked to sell a certain number of stocks in order to get the money for start-up costs. I’ve always loved business ideas and entrepreneurial ventures, so I bought all of my own stock shares plus most of my friends. I think I spent almost $80 on our class project stock. That was a lot of money to me!
Here is the best part of the story. The econ teacher had been doing this business venture assignment for years. He knew there was a lot of money to be made as a stock holder and he was normally the one to buy stock shares from his students. When he found out that I had been buying up much more than the average student he wasn’t super happy. He gave me a hard time and tried to make me doubt my investment; he even offered to buy the shares I had purchased. I didn’t give in and in the end I made almost $300! It was a great return on my investment, much to his chagrin.
Let’s just say, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for cookie ice cream sandwiches!
The fun thing about this recipe is the sprinkles. You can use any sprinkle, any color, for any holiday or event! They add the perfect little detail to this simple dessert.