Peanut Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Makes: 24 cookies. Prep: 15 minutes. Bake: at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Peanut Chocolate-Chunk Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 12 mins to 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bar (8 ounces) milk chocolate, chopped coarsely

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degree F.

2. On waxed paper, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until blended. Add in both sugars; continue to beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate until combined.

3. Place scant 1/4-cup scoops of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degree F for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes.

4. Remove to a wire rack to cool.