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Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies

Yield

Makes 28 cookies

If chocolate and peanut butter is a combo you enjoy, this recipe is for you! Roasted peanuts add just enough crunch to take these cookies to the next level.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) bag chocolate chunks

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add chunky peanut butter and sugars, beating well. Add eggs, beating until blended.

  2. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Add to butter mixture, beating well.

  3. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chunks.

  4. Shape dough into 2-inch balls (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie). Flatten slightly, and place on ungreased baking sheets.

  5. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pan 1 to 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Double Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies: Reduce flour to 2 cups; add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted. Proceed as directed.