As every faithful reader of the blog knows, I like to try at least one kind of cookie each year that is a little bit . . . different. Why not mix things up for the holidays? This particular cookie combines the classic taste of peanut butter and jelly with elements of Chinese food. What could be more of a mix than that?
Peanut Butter-and-Jelly Chow-Mein Noodle Squares
Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour; 3/4 cup crushed chow-mein noodles; 1/2 cup sugar; 3/4 teaspoon baking powder; 1/2 cup softened butter; 1 egg, beaten; 3/4 cup peach jelly; 1 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease nine-inch baking pan.
Combine flour, noodles, sugar, and baking powder. Blend in butter. Stir in egg. Press half of mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Spread peach jelly over mixture, then sprinkle half of peanut butter chips on top. Crumble remaining flour mixture over the contents of the pan, then top with remaining chips.
Bake for 30 minutes, let cool, then cut into squares.