Bake 10 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie or up to 14 minutes for a crisp cookie.
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup lightly salted peanuts
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat peanut butter, butter, and sugars at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, beating until blended.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Beat in morsels and peanuts just until combined. (Dough will look a little moist.) Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 10 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 15 minutes).