Summer treats are some of my favorite things to make in the summer. It is a great way to enjoy a special treat and have fun too. I ran across this recipe on the Parenting magazine website. Around our house we love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so this sounded like a winning recipe. Your kids can help, too. Jackson, who is 2, helped by laying the cookies out on the tray and helped me put them in the baggies when I was done. As you know, I love finding ways that he can help in the kitchen. He really enjoys it and it keeps him occupied while I am in the kitchen. Here is the recipe below, I didn’t really measure the ingredients, but kept it close to the measurements below.
PBJ Ice Cream Sandwiches
8 teaspoons strawberry jam (you could really use your favorite flavor)
16 soft peanut butter cookies (store bought or homemade)
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened slightly
Spread 1 teaspoon jam on the bottoms of 8 cookies.
Spread 1/4 cup ice cream each onto the other half of the cookies. Top with jam cookies and gently press together. Work quickly to avoid melting ice cream, then wrap sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for 6 hours.
This post is linked to Ingredient Spotlight – Eat At Home Cooks