Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies

For a long time, I was allergic to nuts- all types of nuts.  Because of that, I’ve never had the slightest curiosity for Peanut Butter or Peanut Butter Cookies. Since I have a peanut butter cookie lover at home, I asked friends around for their favorite recipes, and this one is the sum of many many that I got handed down… and my mom loved it! This one is great for freezing and making ahead. It’s best to get the peanut butter filled candy than the chocolate covered peanuts, they are easier to bite!

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies

 A Foodies Kitchen Original Recipe
Makes 36 cookies

Ingredients:
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup butter softened
¼ cup shortening
1 egg
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
granulated sugar (for coating)
3 dozen candy or chocolate covered peanuts

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Stir together ½ cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg.
  2. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate star or chocolate candy firmly in each cookie; cool on wire rack.

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