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[The Cookie Elf] Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Squares – Just 4 Ingredients
April 21, 2020
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Cookie Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Squares - Just 4 Ingredients!

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Just four ingredients? Yes! Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Squares are the ultimate easy cookie recipe. The bar cookies come together in less than ten minutes. It is layers 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

Get the full recipe for Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Squares – and be sure to check out other The Elf’s Easy Cookie Recipes on The Elf’s Pinterest board.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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