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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield 2 1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) package chocolate chunks, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla; beat well. Add 4 1/4 cups oats, soda, and salt; stir well. Stir in 1 cup chocolate pieces and pecans. (Dough will be stiff.)

  2. Pack dough into a 1/4-cup measure. Drop dough 4 inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Lightly press each cookie with fingertips into a 3 1/2-inch circle. Press 3 or 4 remaining chocolate chunks into each cookie and sprinkle with remaining oats.

  3. Bake at 350° for 14 minutes (centers of cookies will be slightly soft). Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool.