The PB&J sandwich…it’s an American standard. But I like to switch it up a bit with the occasional AB&J…almond butter and jam sandwich…in cookie form…stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream.
Oh my. Homemade ice cream, sandwiched between two soft almond butter cookies and drizzled with your favorite jam. There’s only one word to describe it. Delectable. Decadent. Exquisite. Okay…there is more than one word to describe it.
The best part about this mouth watering dessert is that you can make these fantastic ice cream treats in advance, wrap them in wax or freezer paper and keep them in the freezer until you have guests over…or until you want one. Even if there are no guests, and you are alone watching The Bachelor. No judgement here.
The Recipe: Almond Butter and Jam Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Tips and what you will need: Use a good quality almond butter (I prefer Justin’s). You can find my recipe for simple no cook homemade ice cream here. If you would rather use store bought, I recommend Haagen Dazs vanilla. You will need a cookie sheet, a hand mixer, unbleached parchment paper and wax or freezer paper. I prefer vanilla paste to extract. I like to store my sandwiches flat in a glass baking dish with a lid. (affiliate links)
Make ahead, wrap in freezer paper and eat at your leisure!
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup good quality almond butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup packed white sugar
- 1 cup butter soft (room temp)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract, I just prefer paste!
- favorite vanilla ice cream my homemade recipe above
- favorite jam I used no sugar all fruit raspberry and apricot
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center position of oven. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl use a hand mixer to cream butter, almond butter and sugars.
Add eggs one at a time, mix till well combined.
Add vanilla paste. Mix.
Add dry ingredients a little at a time and mix till well combined.
Roll into 1 1/2" balls, press with a fork to make a criss cross pattern.
Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Turn first cookie upside down, spoon ice cream onto cookie, gently pressing it towards the edges. Drizzle with jam and place second cookie on top.
Wrap well in freezer or wax paper place in freezer safe dish with lid and store in freezer till ready to serve! PS the assembly process needs to be fast, a helper is beneficial.
I also have a recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Ice Cream Sandwiches with Salted Caramel that’ll blow your mind! Happy summering my friends! ~Linda Spiker
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