Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates
Makes 12 (serving size: 1 cookie)

These Peanut Butter Blondies get a double punch of peanut flavor thanks to peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Bake a batch of these bar cookies for the peanut butter lover in your life.

How to Make It

With an electric mixer, beat butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Add sugar and light-brown sugar and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture, beating after each addition, until a smooth dough forms. Spread batter in an 8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (30–35 minutes). Cool blondies on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then cut into 12 rectangles and serve. (The blondies will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.)

Ratings & Reviews

fancym's Review

March 19, 2012
I had a little bit of extra peanut butter I needed to use up, and all the other ingredients so I decided to give this a try. They are pretty good, but to me needed an extra something... maybe macadamia nuts, or white chocolate chips? My husband really likes them. You for sure will need the electric mixer as the peanut butter and butter mix takes some time at high speed to get fluffy. I would do these again for a party but with a little tweak.

charlielawrence's Review

May 21, 2013
I was out of peanut butter, so used crunchy almond butter to make this and it came out amazing!! I always use half whole wheat and reduced the white sugar to 3/4 cup, also skipped the peanuts on top. Will def make again