Chocolate Peanut Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are an irresistible afternoon pick-me-up for peanut butter lovers. Chocolate-covered peanuts add a decadent twist to this traditional favourite cookie.

  •  Baking time: 12 minutes
  • Serves: Makes about 40 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

1½ cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
½ cup (125 mL) peanut butter
½ cup (125 mL) butter or margarine, at room temperature
½ cup (125 mL) brown sugar
¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
1½ cups (375 mL) chocolate-covered peanuts
peanut halves, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt until well blended.

In a large bowl, beat peanut butter with butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in brown sugar and granulated sugar until light, then beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate covered peanuts.

Roll dough into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass in granulated sugar and flatten balls slightly. Garnish with peanut halves if desired, pressing gently into cookie.

Bake in centre of preheated oven until cookies are a light golden colour and tops are firm to the touch, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Per cookie: 106 calories, 2.9 g protein, 5.2 g total fat (of which 2.3 g is monounsaturated), 12 g carbohydrates