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Friday, September 06 2013

Strawberry preserves complements the crunchy, nutty peanuts just perfectly in this cookie bar. This wonderful homemade casual dessert or after-school snack is sure to transport adults back to warm childhood memories.

 

 

PBandJ Strawberry Cookie Bars
Recipe from 
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 8 mins
 
 
ingredients
 
  • 8    ounces   unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2   cups   sugar
  • 1    teaspoon   pure vanilla extract
  • 2      large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2    cups   peanut butter
  • 3    cups   flour
  • 1    teaspoon   baking powder
  • 1 1/2   teaspoons   kosher salt
  • 1    16 ounce jar  strawberry preserves (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3/4   cup   salted peanuts, chopped
 
directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 
 
Beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth; add sugar gradually until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter until combined.
 
 
Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture and mix until just combined.
 
 
Spread 23 of the dough mixture into a greased 13"x 9" baking dish; spread evenly with strawberry preserves and top with dollops of remaining dough.
 
 
Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and bake 45 minutes or until golden brown.
 
 
Place baking pan on wire rack to cool and cut into 12 even squares.
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