Cookies baked up in a sheet pan are a magical thing – the recipe is simple to make and it feeds a crowd without the hassle of portioning out individual spoonfuls of dough. Our childhood lunch lady knew all the tricks for feeding a hungry crowd, so we’ve taken some inspiration from her with our Peanut Butter Lunch Lady Cookie Bars. (Though our food hopefully tastes a little better than standard lunch room fare!)
If the usual go-to for dessert in your home is to pick up something from the grocery store, we suggest that you try some homemade cookie bars. Of course, store bought treats take some of the pressure off of entertaining, but when you see how easy this is, you may never turn back. While we usually turn to something chocolate, we love a good sheet pan cookie whatever the flavor. We’re rarely one to turn down something sweet! We went with peanut butter for our most recent cookie bars and it was the right decision. Absolutely delicious!
We topped these cookie bars with a peanut butter frosting, which is sweet but the perfect pairing. You just can’t have too much peanut butter. A great alternative if you like a little more contrast would be a chocolate frosting – but we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Peanut butter desserts are quite delicious – of course, we love the sweetness, but the hint of saltiness really adds something special. Salty and sweet really are a match made in dessert heaven and our peanut butter cookie bars bring the best of both worlds together into one sheet pan.
Moister than your traditional cookie, these sheet pan cookie bars will become a regular in your home. The simple frosting adds some creamy texture (and more sweetness) and they are a breeze to cut into portions for serving. They’re rich and salty-sweet, and we just can’t get enough of them.
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