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 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
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.