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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are made with soft sugar cookie dough mixed with peanut butter and chocolate chips. The bar is finished off with a creamy chocolate frosting to create the ultimate peanut butter chocolate chip cookie experience.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Servings: 3 dozen

Ingredients

Cookie Bar

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray with non stick spray.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together for 3 minutes. It will become light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and mix in the peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt. (I usually toss it all in at once and mix slowly) Mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Press the dough into the bottom of a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (21"x15") Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes, or until the center is puffy and is no longer glossy. You'll want to pull them before they start to brown.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, combine the milk, butter and sugar in a sauce pan. Bring it to a rolling boil and boil for 45 seconds. Take off of the heat and stir in the vanilla, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Pour over the sheet of cookies immediately.
  • Let the frosting cool and dry completely before cutting. Cut, drool, eat and repeat!

Notes

This recipe makes a large batch of 32 cookie bars. Feel free to halve the recipe if needed. 
I use a mixture of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and large milk chocolate baking chips. You can use whatever you have on hand.