Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

IMG_4619Hi you all–  That adorable Sally is getting married in a couple weeks!  And all the family’s baking-type friends are providing easy to serve desserts for a big bountiful sugar laden table of sweets.  She’ll have little place cards labeling “Lavendar Lemon Bars by Ruth” or “Coconut Cupcakes by Betty.”  It should be spetacu-licious!

My contribution is these peanut butter cookie brownies– I hope.  I’m waiting for them to come out of the oven to see if they are special enough for Sally’s wedding!  They do smell peanut buttery good!  If I do send this off to you, you know they turned out A-OK!


Brownie Layer:
1 family size dark chocolate brownie mix (for a 9″x13″ pan)*
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water

Mix up the brownie mix per instructions on the box.  The one I used called for 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup water.  Stir is 50 strokes until it’s all blended and spread it into a 9?x13″ pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Peanut Butter Cookie Layer:
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)**
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tab. butter
2 tab. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Put all these ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat them together with an electric mixer.  Drop the soft batter by spoonfuls onto the top of the brownies.  Then use a sharp knife to swirl it into a pretty pattern with the chocolate batter.

Pop it into the oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until they are cooked through– Insert a sharp knife to check.

*You can make your own brownies from scratch.  I do sometimes.  But I think a dark chocolate brownie mix would work just fine here.
**I added extra peanuts–just because I love them so much.  Got one of those little bags for 50 cents at the check out line at the grocer’s–to make them a little bit peanutier.

P.S.– They turned out just fine.  I took this practice batch and set them on the table in the teachers’ room at school and they were a hit!

13 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

  1. Yum! What a perfect batch of cookie brownies! So exciting, I love the lead up to weddings. I hope that all of Sally’s last minute planning goes smoothly. It’s wonderful that you’re all contributing sweets. Fabulous idea xx

  2. What a beautiful post! These brownies look incredible. It’s wonderful that you’re planning to all contribute to Sally’s wedding in a culinary sense. Such a sweet and special way to share the moment together. I will definitely try your recipe. Yum! Hope that the wedding goes beautifully xx

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