Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Peanuts

Chocolate dough gets loaded with white chocolate and salty peanuts for a gorgeous and complex cookie.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min (includes chilling and cooling times)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: about 2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

1 stick (8 tablespoons) 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 cup all-purpose flour (see Cook's Note)

1/4 cup natural cocoa powder (not Dutch process)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

2/3 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted, salted peanuts

Directions

  1. Beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat to combine.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips and peanuts.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop slightly mounded tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Bake the cookies until they 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.)