EASY PEANUT BUTTER BAR COOKIES

Nan Richardson

By
@nancyr251

I used to make these for my kids for after school! And the Husband loved them too!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
1 Hr 20 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter, unsalted
1 c
peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
1 c
sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2
eggs
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 to 2 cups chocolate chips (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.
2In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
3Press dough on to a baking sheet. (I use a large deep cookie sheet) Flatten. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for about 15 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake. Cool, and cut into bars. Optional: Remove pan from oven, and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes and spread evenly over bars. Cool, and cut into bars.
4You can also use this to do regular cookies, follow steps 1 and 2 and then Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake. (MAKES ABOUT 4 DOZEN)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #peanutbutter