Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies: (from A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)

Peanut Butter Batter:

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

4 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

Mix all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and set aside.

Brownie Batter:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1 handful of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips (optional)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

5 tablespoons dark cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350F.

Melt the butter and pour into a large bowl.  Add the chocolate chips (optional) and whisk until melted.  Whisk in the sugar.  Whisk in the eggs, one at a time- then add the vanilla.  Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to combine.

Line a 13X9 inch or 11X8 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Drop the brownie batter and peanut butter batter in mounds.  Drag a knife through to swirl and spread smooth with an off-set spatula.

Bake for about 22-25 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before slicing.