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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Stir in peanuts and chocolate chunks.

Step 4

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

Step 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.

Step 6

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

Ratings & Reviews

Dwhitmoyer's Review

December 10, 2012
I followed the recipe and enjoyed the cookie, but I would definitely make some of the suggested changes. First, the cinnamon does nothing for the cookie. Second, I halved the peanuts but on second thought, I would leave them whole next time. You have a hard time telling the chunky peanut butter from the peanuts otherwise. You need something to stand up the chunks of chocolate. We also much preferred the regular recipe to the one adding the cocoa. There was more contrast in flavor in the regular recipe and make for a better tasting cookie. I would also try not to overbake them. I'm not a huge fan of cruncy cookies and these tended to overbake quickly. I will make them again.

photoe's Review

November 28, 2012
These cookies are good, but kind of like "glorified" peanut butter cookies. I followed the recipe, only added a tsp. of vanilla, found 12 minutes was the better amount of time for baking. This is a big recipe, it made closer to 5 doz. cookies.

KaylaD's Review

January 28, 2011
These were pretty good, although for personal preference I think I should have left out the peanuts or chopped them into smaller pieces. This recipe makes a very large batch. I also omitted the cinnamon.

lentzfive's Review

December 13, 2010
They seem so simple, and close to a plain ol' chocolate chip cookie but they got rave reviews from kids and adults alike. "Best homemade cookie I've ever had" was a common response.

midymo's Review

January 10, 2010
These cookies, with a couple changes were excellent! I added 1 tsp vanilla and altered the size of the cookies - I made them smaller and baked them for 7.5 minutes at 400 degrees. Enjoy!