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Chocolate Chip-Peanut Cookies

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I fancied baking something on the weekend and after scouring the database for recipes that I had ingredients for, I came up with this one. These ended up being large cookies that outgrew the space I could allot to them more often than not so, as you can see; quite a few of them came out with square corners. They are a very delicate biscuit, in that they break easily. They might have benefited from being a little smaller. This size they will never stand up to the rigors of a school lunch box but they are great biscuits none the less.

I have not tried the Double Choc recipe included below, that was an add on to the original recipe that I haven’t got around to yet.

 

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Cookies
Makes 28 cookies

1 cup butter, softened
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 salted dry-roasted peanuts
325g  chocolate chips

Beat butter 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 chips.
Shape dough into 5cm balls (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie). Flatten slightly, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 200C for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on pan 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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

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Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip-Peanut Cookies

  1. Mmm peanut butter and chocolate chip!! Soo good!

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