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Peanut Butter Blondies :rectnt *PIC*

Peanut Butter Blondies

These were SO yummy! The flavor reminded me of a soft nutter butter cookie, but so much better.

Yield: 48 blondies

Ingredients:

Cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 pound packed brown sugar
3 eggs*
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped peanuts**

Frosting:
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup hot water

Instructions:

Cookies:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat two 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans with cooking spray.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
Add eggs; beat 3 minutes more.
Add vanilla.
On low speed, beat in the flour mixture.
Stir in the peanuts.
Divide batter between prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool slightly.

Frosting:
Beat confectioners sugar, peanut butter, shortening, salt and vanilla.
Add hot water a little at a time.
Beat until smooth.
Spread over blondies while still warm.


*LuAnn used egg replacer.
**LuAnn sprinkled the chopped nuts over the frosted blondies, rather than stirring them into cookie dough.

Source: Family Circle

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