Combine strawberries, sugar and vanilla in medium bowl. Refrigerate until cookies finish baking and are ready to assemble.
In a large bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate small bowl combine cream and ½ cup melted butter. Add to dry ingredients and stir until batter forms. Then stir in chocolate chips.
Drop 1/3 cup mounds onto greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Brush with remaining melted butter and sprinkle with Sucanat sugar.
Bake 18-20 minutes at 375º until golden brown. Remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Cut cookies in half horizontally (or you can use 2 whole cookies to make a thicker ice cream sandwich).
Place desired amount of vanilla ice cream on one half of each cookie (you can form ice cream into a ¼ cup measuring cup first to shape for sandwich).
Spoon strawberry mixture on top of ice cream and top with other half of cookies. Serve immediately.