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Peanut Butter Brookies

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A layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookie come together in a perfect brookie union.
Peanut Butter Brookies - a layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookies - the best of both worlds! | Persnickety Plates ADOn Saturday, my husband got a text from a friend asking him to go out. 15 minutes later, they were out the door. My friends and I have been trying to plan a girls night for a month. A MONTH. That’s how long it takes us to coordinate our schedules/husband schedules/baby schedules/sitter schedules. I swear we don’t make it complicated, it just is.

These days, a lot of our date nights and girls nights consist of a movie and baked good, which is totally fine by me. Julia can be upstairs sleeping and I don’t have to leave my house or put on presentable clothes, which makes my life easier.
Peanut Butter Brookies - a layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookies - the best of both worlds! | Persnickety Plates ADI usually make some type of dessert for movie night. Because I couldn’t decide between a brownie or a cookie, I made this Peanut Butter Brookie. Layer of brownie + layer of peanut butter cookie = best of both worlds.
Peanut Butter Brookies - a layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookies - the best of both worlds! | Persnickety Plates ADIf you’re short on time (who isn’t), you can totally use a brownie mix for the brownie layer. Just make sure you don’t get a “family size” box. I recommend the Ghirardelli Double Chocolate one, if you go that route. It’s my favorite.

Peanut Butter Brookies - a layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookies - the best of both worlds! | Persnickety Plates AD

Peanut Butter Brookies

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
A layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookie come together in a perfect brookie union.
4 from 1 vote
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 9 bars

Ingredients
  

  • For the brownie layer
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the peanut butter cookie layer
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line an 8x8 glass baking dish with foil, then lightly spray with non-stick spray. Set aside,
  • First, make the brownie layer:
  • In a large bowl, add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and chocolate chips. Use a spatula to mix until well combined.
  • In a measuring cup, add in the oil then eggs, and vanilla. Mix up the wet ingredients with a fork.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with the spatula until just combined.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • Now make the peanut butter cookie:
  • To a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugars and whisk until light and fully combined.
  • Add in the whisked egg and vanilla and combine.
  • Add in the peanut butter and stir with a spatula.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until fully combined.
  • Use your hands to flatten pieces of the dough and lay on top of the brownie layer. Fit the pieces together, like a puzzle, until you have a fairly even layer covering the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cookie layer is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes then lift out the foil and cut into bars.

Notes

Feel free to take a shortcut & use a box mix for the brownie layer - just make sure you don't get a family size. Ghirardelli makes a great one.
Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from Picky Palate

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My cousin/bestie and I made a point to see both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 in the theater. I can’t even tell you how many times we’ve seen the original at this point. It’s one of our favorites. So, naturally, I had my calendar marked to pick up the second one at Walmart when it came out on Tuesday (actually, my mom took Julia and grabbed it for me while I was at work). Only Walmart has the Blu-Ray/Soundtrack combo pack and if you know the movie, you know the music is basically the best part, so the combo pack is necessary. If I wasn’t impatient, I’d wait until Christmas to give her the gift set.
Peanut Butter Brookies - a layer of brownie topped with a layer of peanut butter cookies - the best of both worlds! | Persnickety Plates ADWe have a girls night planned for this weekend to watch it together but last night, Bob got to watch it with me. He won’t tell you he liked it, but he did. I have a feeling I’ll have to make another pan of brookies for this weekend.

Head to Walmart to grab the exclusive Pitch Perfect 2 Blu-Ray/Soundtrack combo pack. Soundtrack includes some of your favorite songs from Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 (while supplies last – seriously, I saw some people on IG saying their store only got a dozen).

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  1. Katja Beh-Forrest says

    4 stars
    I love how these do not require a mixer! They are so tasty and easy to make. I think they could use a little more peanut butter cookie to brownie ratio, but they’re so gooey and delicious.

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