Monday, March 14, 2011

Chunky Peanut, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Cookies

Joshua's primary class finally earned a "party." Each student was able to bring a treat to the party held during scouts (on a weekday). Joshua wanted me to make "something normal" for him to bring--nothing too exotic or "weird." I made these cookies. He said they were a big hit--both with him and others at the party. (We liked them at home, too!)


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Put butter and peanut butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Add sugars; mix 2 minutes. Mix in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, peanuts, and vanilla with a mixing spoon until well distributed. Refrigerate dough until it is slightly firm, 15 minutes.

2.Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Space balls 2 to 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly. Bake until just golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 5 dozen.

Recipe source: Martha Stewart's Cookies

1 comment:

  1. I think it's funny that your kids have to "request" something not weird or exotic, or just plain, like when Alyssa wanted cheesecake for her birthday. It makes me smile to think about all the wonderful foods and tastes you're introducing your family to!