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