Saturday, February 4, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

I love bar cookies. You get the goodness of cookies, so much faster. These are so yummy and pretty easy to make. Peanut butter frosting- yum!

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 - 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 /12 cups powdered sugar
dash of salt
Milk, as needed

Preheat oven to 325. Combine butter and sugars until fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Turn off mixer and add dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix until combined.. Spread in a sprayed large, sided cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for about 15 minutes. Do not overbake. That's the key to these being really good. They should be a little soft when you take them out. As soon as you take them out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. When the chips are glossy, gently spread them over the cookie layer. Let cool completely and even refrigerate if the pan fits in your fridge. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Add milk to make a nice spreading consistency. Spread the frosting over the hardenened chocolate layer. Cut into bars.

1 comment:

Joan Morris said...

These look delicious. I will have to try them. I bet they aren't as good as scotcharoos though.