(Peanut butter-oatmeal cookie bars with a creamy peanut butter-chocolate frosting)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 unbeaten egg
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup chocolate chips (set aside to sprinkle on hot cookie)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees – oven temps vary, adjust according to your oven
Cream butter and brown sugar (hint: add brown sugar gradually and cream until smooth); add white sugar, beat well. Add/beat in egg, peanut butter and vanilla, mix well.
In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture–mixing thoroughly.
Press dough mixture firmly and evenly into a prepared (greased and lightly floured)
9 x 13 pan.
Bake in preheated 350 oven for approx. 20 – 25 minutes. Remove from oven, place pan on cooling rack. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of hot cookie base. Allow chocolate chips to melt for a few minutes then drizzle the creamy peanut butter topping (below) over top of the cookie base.
- 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 – 4 Tablespoons Milk
In a small mixing bowl cream powdered sugar and peanut butter.
Add milk 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Gently use a frosting knife to swirl the peanut butter topping and melted chocolate chips across the cookie. Do NOT over-mix . You want to see swirls of chocolate and swirls of peanut butter.
Allow to cool completely…they taste (and cut) better when cool. Cut into 1″ x 2″ bar sections and enjoy. Betcha can’t eat just one!