Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1 (11.5 ounce) bag chocolate chunks (I used milk chocolate chips)

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.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients.

Add to butter mixture, beating well.

Stir in peanuts and chocolate chunks (or chips).

Shape dough into 2-inch balls (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie).

Flatten slightly, and place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool on pan 1 to 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 28 cookies.

Southern Living, May 2004
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