3/17/07

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

I've never liked peanut butter cookies, not even as a child. The taste of 'cooked' peanut butter has never appealed to me. I also don't like chocolate, so what do I know? These bars are loved by pretty much everyone who comes into contact with them. The only way I personally eat them is to leave the chocolate chips off a quarter of the pan, and double the icing on that part. Those are the ones I eat. My family loves chocolate so they eat the rest. I suggest you just make them as written and gobble them up.

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars


1/2 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 t vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 c quick-cooking oats
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 c (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Icing
1 c powdered (icing) sugar
1/4 c creamy peanut butter
1/4 c milk

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13 X 9" baking dish and set aside.

Cream butter, sugars and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 30 minutes.

Combine icing ingredients and spread or drizzle over bars.

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