Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies

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Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies

If chocolate and peanut butter is a combo you enjoy, this recipe is for you! Roasted peanuts add just enough crunch to take these cookies to the next level.

Worthy of a special occasion

Yield: Makes 28 cookies

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened $
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 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 unsalted dry-roasted peanuts $
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) bag chocolate chunks $


  • Beat butter and shortening 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 chunks.
  • Shape dough into 2-inch balls (about 2 tablespoons for each cookie). Flatten slightly, and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pan 1 to 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Double Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies: Reduce flour to 2 cups; add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted. Proceed as directed.
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