Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The Stress Made Me Do It
Peanut Butter Smoothies
taken from "The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion"
6 T butter (I used unsalted)
1/2 c peanut butter
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar (I used dark)
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
1 c unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
1 t baking powder
1 c chocolate or peanut butter chips, or lightly salted peanuts
Preheat over to 350. Lightly grease a 9x9 pan (I lined with parchment).
In a medium-sized bowl, cream the butter and peanut butter together until smooth.
Add the sugars, beating to combine. Beat in the eggs one a t a time, scraping the inside of the bowl after the first egg. Stir in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Add to the peanut butter mixture, stirring to combine. Mix in the chips.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan (use wet finger tips to press in the pan). Bake the bars for 30 minutes, until the edges just barely come away from the sides of the pan. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
Makes 16 bars at 237 calories a piece (made with chocolate chips).
*These were fantastic with the choc chips... if I had had all three mix-ins I would have used them all... that would have been out of this world!