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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 3/4 cups flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate

    chunks

1 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

 

Heat oven to 375˚F.

 

Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

 

Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla; beat well.  Gradually beat i flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chunks and peanuts.  Drop by heaping tablespoonfulls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

 

Bake 11 to 13 minutes or just until golden brown.  Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute.  Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

 

Makes 3 dozen.

 

Store in tightly covered container up to 1 week.

 

 

Recipe from:  Classic Christmas Cookies

 

Notes:  I used extra dark chocolate I purchased from Trader Joe’s and chopped it up.  Also, I had honey roasted peanuts in the pantry and used them...did not chop them at all.  Made for the first time on 9-8-11.  Very good!  Knitting students loved them and asked for the recipe.