Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates
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Makes 12 (serving size: 1 cookie)

These Peanut Butter Blondies get a double punch of peanut flavor thanks to peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Bake a batch of these bar cookies for the peanut butter lover in your life.

Peanuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which can help maintain a healthy heart.

How to Make It

With an electric mixer, beat butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Add sugar and light-brown sugar and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture, beating after each addition, until a smooth dough forms. Spread batter in an 8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (30–35 minutes). Cool blondies on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then cut into 12 rectangles and serve. (The blondies will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.)

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