Peanut Butter and Chocolate will never get old in my book, but combine it with peanut butter whiskey and you have a sure winner! These thick boozy peanut buttery chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect treat for anything including a welcome home treat after a long day at the office. If you can’t find peanut butter whiskey, regular whiskey will taste just as good or you can completely leave it out if you aren’t a booze fan… I just love the extra peanut buttery flavor with that boozy kick to this cookie bar.
If you would rather have cookies than cookie bars, see below for the cookie bake times! I’ve made both cookies and cookie bars and they are both a huge hit – it just depends what you’re in the mood for.
Boozy Peanut Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
- ¼ cup peanut butter whiskey (Skrewball)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 egg yolk, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips or 1 bar of your favorite chocolate, chopped
- ¼ cup peanuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 6 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl melt the butter in the microwave with 30 second intervals. When butter is completely melted and still warm, mix in the peanut butter until combined and stir in the whiskey.
- Whisk in both sugars until creamed and add the eggs and egg yolk one at a time. Mix in the vanilla extract and dry ingredients until homogenous. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts if using.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 – 42 minutes. If making cookies instead of cookie bars, spoon 1.5 tbsp of the dough and roll it into a ball. Place on a parchment paper lined baking tray and bake for 9-10 minutes.
These boozy, peanut buttery chocolate chip cookie bars are comforting, I hope you enjoy! If you try this recipe or any others, please comment below and tag me on Instagram with a picture.