So everyone loves the delicious combo of chocolate and peanut butter (sorry peanut allergy-ers!), and in cookie form, that combo becomes even more irresistible. These cookies add the secret weapon of chopped peanuts to that duo to make one of my favorite recipes ever.
|PEANUTS! The secret weapon.|
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (12-ounce package) semi sweet chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
-Preheat oven to 375.
-Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
-Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter in a large bowl until nice and creamy.
-Beat in egg and vanilla.
-Gradually beat in flour mixture.
-Stir in chocolate morsels and peanuts.
|Can I just eat the batter please?|
-Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets and flatten slightly with the back side of a spoon.
|Gratuitous chocolate morsel shot|
-Remove from oven and let stand for about 4 minutes.
-Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
-Eat the whole batch with a cold glass of milk while watching a movie (this last step is just a suggestion).
I made a batch of these for a party I went to the other night and I have never received so many compliments before! My health conscious friend Amber declared to anyone listening that they were so good, she ate two of them. I feel like the cinnamon in them really adds that little extra something and the chopped nuts give it a nice crunch not found in regular pb and chocolate cookies. I got this recipe from an old Nestle Best Loved Cookies recipe book I recently rediscovered on my bookshelf and rest assured, I'll be testing out many more of the recipes in there. Enjoy!