Sunday, September 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I am a HUGE lover of food blogs!  It seems I am often glued to the computer putting stars next to special recipes and bookmarking others.  I would print out all my faves, but I would then definitely need a new full-sized bookcase!!  It's bad enough I already have one giant bookcase overflowing with cookbooks!  I tell you, I love recipes so much that if I don't keep up with the blogs for a few days...I suddenly have like 200 posts to catch up on!  What was I thinking subscribing to sooo many??!!  I love them all though and constantly drool over each new recipe!  Keep them coming!

Recently I had my extra special friend, Deniz, visit me for a couple of days en route to Turkey.  Knowing that Deniz has a massive sweet tooth as well, I welcomed the opportunity to get baking in the kitchen!  (Yes, yes...I know! More cheating on pre-wedding diet!!) 

This time I made some fabulous Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from the Brown Eyed Baker blog.  I wish I could say I had a better photo than this, but I took a couple of shots while the pan was cooling and then well...completely forgot!  I cut them into pieces, shoved several into my mouth and put the rest in a container and quickly left the room before I ate any more!  They were that good!!  Make these if you know what is good for you!!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
from the Brown Eyed Baker blog

1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan; set aside.

2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until creamy and light. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing only until the flour is just incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, mix in the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

4. Turn out the mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars and store at room temperature in an airtight container.

1 comment:

  1. These were sooo good! I wish I was eating one right now. Thanks Helen!