I have always been a girl who loves cookies. They are one thing that always brings back memories of my childhood. I baked about a bazillion cookies with my grandma. Some were awesome. Others not so much. She still let me make them almost every day though no matter how they turned out the day before.
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How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
You can use ingredients you already have on hand if you don’t have any of those listed below. However, with the high level of sugar in these, it is best to use natural if/when possible. I’m not even going to pretend that these are healthy, but with a few simple swaps, they won’t be horrible for you.
3 C organic flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C room temperature butter, unsalted
1 1/4 C date sugar, or brown sugar
1/2 C pure cane sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 C chocolate chips
Combine butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. ( Or medium bowl)
Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture and blend until just combined. Add peanut butter and blend again until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon cookie batter into a 9×13 pan. Use the back of the spoon to flatten bars down into a uniform shape.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool 10-15 minutes before icing.
Related: Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
How to Make Fluffy Buttercream Icing
This is a basic American buttercream icing recipe. You want to be sure that your ingredients are well combined and smooth. Otherwise, your icing will end up gritty and nobody likes sandpaper icing. You can adjust the vanilla as you like. However, keep in mind that this is what is keeping your buttercream from tasting too buttery. Surprisingly, the sugar doesn’t mask the taste as much as you think it would.
4 C powdered sugar, divided
1 C butter, divided
1 C shortening, divided
2 T vanilla, divided
Working in two separate batches combine ingredients in stand mixer.
Using Wilton Icing coloring gel turn one batch to desired shade of blue and the other to desired shade of pink.
Spoon both batches on top of cookies. Use a butter knife to combine icing into a swirling marbled pattern.
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