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Thyme for Thursday {Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars}

Hey y'all,

I know there have been a lot of feelings over the last few days and I wish I could hug each and everyone of my readers. No matter your political beliefs we can all agree that there are a lot of emotions, lots of friends who are fearful and scared for the next few years. This morning I read 1 Peter 1-5 and it reminded me of the hope we have in Christ. We are called to pray for our leaders and to show the world love. I hope that this verse gives you some peace and if not, I included a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars since we all know sweets can help in stressful times.
Print from DaughterZionDesigns
 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Serves: 18 bars

 Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a 9 by 9 inch baking pan by spraying with nonstick spray. You can also line with parchment paper if you prefer.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the eggs and mix. Then add the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients on low speed, mixing until a dough forms. Mix in the chocolate chips, and then scoop the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
Bake for 22-23 minutes. The edges should be starting to turn light brown.
Let the bars cool in the pan, and then use the parchment paper to lift the cookie out of the pan to transfer to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. 
What is your favorite comfort food?
Favorite food pairing? PB & J? Surf & Turf?
Best,
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7 comments:

  1. You're right, all we can do is pray and share love. Now these cookie bars, they look delicious! I think I'll have to try these with my boys. Beautifully Candid

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  2. Yum! These are so easy to make and good to eat.
    xo, Lee

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  3. these look so good. you're right... we all need a little love, kindness, and cookies in our life right now

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  4. This look amazing. We all need to understand and learn from another.

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Thank you for your sweet thoughts!