Bittersweet Chocolate Chip-Peanut Cookies

Grown-up bittersweet chocolate and kid-friendly honey roasted peanuts make this chocolate chip cookies perfect at any age.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min (includes chilling and cooling times)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: about 2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (see Cook?s Note)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup roughly chopped honey-roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. Beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat to combine.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the bittersweet chocolate chips and honey-roasted peanuts.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Scoop slightly mounded tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Arrange about 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheets and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  5. Bake until the cookies are set and golden on the bottom, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)