Thursday, April 19, 2012

P B and J Ice Cream Sammies~Improv Challenge

It's time for the Improv Cooking Challenge! This month our 2 ingredients are: Peanut Butter and Jelly! Is there a better combo of flavors? There are so many different ways to go on this one! I decided to make  Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches! It's already hot here, so these are a delicious, welcome treat!
PB and J Ice Cream Sammies
(adapted from Gale Gand's Just a Bite)
1 stick Butter-cut into pieces
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup packed Light Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 cups Flour
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup smooth Peanut Butter
1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup Strawberry Jelly

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cream your butter until smooth
Add sugars and mix well
 Add egg and vanilla
Add flour in three different additions, mixing after each one,
add peanut butter and mix well
Roll your dough into 1" balls.
Crisscross each cookie with the back of a fork.
Bake for 5-7 minutes. Let cool.
While cooling, let the ice cream soften a little,
and then add the jelly, folding it in gently.
Make sandwiches by spreading the ice cream mix
on top of the flat side of a cookie, and then top it with 
another cookie. Freeze until ready to enjoy!

Thanks Kristen for the great ingredient combo!


  1. Ooh, these look so good! Peanut butter and ice cream are two of my favorite things! Especially together.

  2. You and I went the same direction on this challenge, Teri! I love the ice cream idea...YUM!

  3. I love ice cream sandwiches, how clever!

  4. Ice cream sandwiches are an all time favorite in my house. I love this clever variation.

  5. Your photos are divine - seeing that ice cream ooze out the side makes my stomach and tastebuds angry I am not eating it right now ;)

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. These look delish - look forward to trying them out with the warmer weather!

  7. Yeah -- since it's supposed to hit 100° this weekend -- I'm ready for some ice cream!
    How very clever of you to make a frozen PB&J sandwich!

  8. Teri...our great minds were thinking alike on the ice cream thing! But kudos for you for going the extra step and putting them into these fabulous cookies! Cool and sweet and crunchy.....and perfect! : )

  9. What a GREAT idea to put ice-cream inside the sandwiches! Perfect for summer!

  10. I think I could eat a few of these!

  11. I like the new dark look of your blog! I love this idea of a pb cookie filled with vanilla ice cream and jelly. Why hadn't I thought of that?!

  12. Yes please!! I'll take a dozen! There's nothing better than peanut butter cookies unless of course, you fill them with ice cream. Genius!

  13. they look like I will make a delicious mess while eating them

  14. Those look so yummy! I love the idea of an ice cream sandwich with peanut butter cookies. Mmm!