Recipes from Maria's Kitchen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 29 min
Makes: about 3 dozen cookies or 36 servings, 1 cookie each.

Ingredients:
1-3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (12 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
1 cup chopped Salted Peanuts (optional)

Directions:
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 in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks and peanuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

BAKE at 375F for 11 to 13 minutes or just until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

KITCHENS TIPS
Make-Ahead: After cookies are completely cooled, wrap in plastic wrap and place in an airtight plastic container or freezer zipper-style plastic bag. Cookies can be frozen for up to 1 month. Bring cookies to room temperature before serving.






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