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[Cookie Elf File] Just 4 Ingredients! Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Squares
August 23, 2016
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Feature: Just 4 Ingredients! Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Squares

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Just four ingredients? Yes! Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Squares are the ultimate easy cookie recipe, especially if you’re facing the beginning of a new school year and a tight schedule. They come together in less than ten minutes.

The base and topping give this bar cookie its intrigue. The inner filling is like a peanut butter truffle – a whipped, smooth filling that holds its form – sandwiched between two layers of classic chocolate chip cookie dough.

It’s easy to see why these cookies were a favorite recipe from the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest #38 in 1998.

Prep time: <10 minutes
Bake time: 30-35 minutes
Makes about 16 bars

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Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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