The girs from Our Best Bites are at it again with another amazing cookbook! Their new book 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites is probably my favorite though. Everything in it is practical dishes for a family–full of easy, healthy, and tasty snacks, meals, and desserts.
I coudn’t wait to dig in and make something. I of course made dessert, first. Always dessert first with me, right?!
I made their PB & J Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches and I’m a little bit obsessed. You know I love peanut butter. But these take the nostalgia of my childhood favorite sandwich and turn it into a tasty, ice cream treat. And there is only 115 calories in one of these!!
I imagine popping these babies all summer long!
If you haven’t had a chance to buy their new book, buy it now! A few recipes on the list to try next– Grilled ChickenCaprese, Curry Cashew Quinoa Salad, and Grilled Vegetable Flatbread Pizzas.
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp
- 1 egg white (from medium or large egg)
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons slow-churned vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
- 2 tbsp strawberry or raspberry preserves
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Beat peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and egg white until combined. Dough will be loose. Chill for 1 hour in refrigerator. Dough will be soft.
- Scoop dough by scant 1/2 tablespoons and gently form into balls. Place on cookie sheet and flatten just slightly with your hand. You should have about 2 dozen cookies.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes, until cookies are puffed and edges are set. Let cool 2-3 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack. Once completely cooled, store in freezer until ready to assemble.
- Too assemble, flip all cookies over and spoon 1/4 teaspoon jam on each one. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla ice cream on 12 of the cookies. Sandwich another cookie on top of each of the 12 ice cream-topped cookies, gently pressing them together.
- Place sandwiches on a plate or freezer-safe container and freeze until firm. To serve, let sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften.
- from the ladies at Our Best Bites