This is a simple snack idea you can make and the kids will love. You can send it to school in their lunches or save it for an after school snack. We found this recipe over at Health.com via Pinterest.
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup no-sugar-added creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup “measures-like-sugar” calorie-free sweetener
1/4 cup sugar
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup low-sugar strawberry spread
Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat margarine and peanut butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sweetener and sugar, beating well. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well.
Shape dough into 40 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookies into 2-inch circles using a flat-bottomed glass. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on pans; remove, and let cool completely on wire racks.
Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons strawberry spread on the bottom of each of 20 cookies; top with remaining cookies.
Yield: 20 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich cookie)
Photo: Oxmoor House