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
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!