February 20, 2013

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

This is a giant peanut butter cookie. 

My grandma always made peanut butter cookies like this (everything is better with candy in it, yes?).

My mom never liked those kind of cookies.  She likes fancy cookies like these Apricot Squares.  I don't care if a cookie is fancy or not.  After all, I eat chocolate chips and peanut butter melted together (regularly).  So my tastes must not be that discerning.

I found this recipe and then decided I needed melted chocolate and warm cake-y peanut butter, like, right now.  And then I remembered that I despise crumbs, a dirty stove, and cleaning cookie sheets.

(Who does not get non-stick spray, crumbs, and flour EVERYwhere each time they try to bake cookies?)

I scooped the batter into a small ceramic pan in order to get the cookie goodness without the mess.

A word to the wise:  This is rich.  Like, so, so rich.  Like, have a half gallon of milk handy.  Oh, and the more chocolate chips you put in, the better.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Cake
makes an 8x8 pan

1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
2 t. vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, mix together the egg and peanut butter.  Add the vanilla and then stir in the sugars and baking soda until all is very well combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Spray an 8x8 pan (mine was a little smaller) with non-stick spray and pour in the batter.  It will be pretty thick.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick in the middle.  However, the chewier (less done) the better!


  1. That looks so good! I love peanut butter and chocolate together.

  2. yum! I always love bars/cakes because they are faster and easier than making cookies!

  3. omggg, with that much pb, I don't think this could be anything but amazing!

  4. One day, I'm going to actually make all these things I pin from your blog. ha ;)

  5. my mouth drooled reading this post!

  6. When I was growing up, we always saved time and effort by making our chocolate chip cookies in a 9x13 pan, and called it "The Big Cookie." Efficiency is key when it comes to sweets!

  7. My husband would love this!! Definitely making it today. :)

  8. O.M.G. Sometimes, I swear your write blog posts just for me. :)

  9. What if you substituted with cookie butter? Would it mess anything up?
    Making the sugar cookie fudge, and possibly this today!
    And I just watched the episode of Downton Abbey where Sybil died. WHY?

  10. You're a genius. Why did I never think to make a cookie in a dish instead of on cookie sheets?? I absolutely hate making cookies because they take forever to do batch after batch...they're literally my least favorite thing in the entire world to bake.

    Want to come over and make me this??? I'll even eat the eggs in it.

  11. I love this recipe! I seriously would eat the whole thing. And then have a tummy ache, but it would be worth it!

  12. Girl, I just want to live in your kitchen. Yum!


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