Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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


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.)

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.

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.