If you’ve been sticking with your New Year’s resolution to diet, exercise and avoid decadent sweets, then read no further. These irresistible peanut butter cookies are sure to derail your efforts and lead you astray. But, if you’re a bit like me and believe that there’s still plenty of time to whip into bathing-suit shape, then read on. You’re in for a treat.
These cookies are soft on the inside and lightly crispy on the outside. The mild peanut butter flavor, mixed with those crunchy nuts and chocolate morsels, makes it
impossible hard to eat just one.
Here’s the recipe that my friend, Holly, shared:
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick softened butter (8 tablespoons)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet morsels
1 cup dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add both sugars, and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until blended. Blend in vanilla.
Add in flour mixture and blend on low speed until combined. Stir in peanuts and morsels by hand. Using a 2″ cookie scoop, place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for 13 – 15 minutes. Let cookies set for a few minutes before removing to wire cooling rack.