I admit, I am not much of a sweets baker, but I do manage to make some pretty tasty cookies on occasion like our Triple Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling, which are a Christmas favorite. I love to make Gingerbread Cookies, but they are all round, and if I have the time I will even frost them with some basic Royal Icing. But, I've never had the patience to make cutout cookies. The little gingerbread men lose their heads, the snowflakes are not symmetrical but are kind of squatty shaped and I generally end up with all round(ish) cookies that taste great but look...a bit sad.
With a light peanut butter flavor and a cake-like texture, these are a nice change from the usual super-sweet chocolate brownies. For a holiday display table dust the top of the brownies with powdered sugar and they will look nice and festive. If you take these to a school function, (especially in Florida) tell the kids they are dusted with snowflakes and you will be the favorite Mom of the day! lol Enjoy!!
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
2 squares Unsweetened Chocolate, melted
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 X 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the paper with butter; set aside.
Use a mixer to cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together.
Add the eggs and melted chocolate and blend until combined, then add the flour, baking powder and salt and blend again.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 - 22 minutes or until the center is set.