This is a treasured recipe of mine that I feel needs to be passed down to my readers before the holiday season is upon us. I can't remember how I came across this recipe, but it is one of the few recipes that's managed to stay in my collection of special occasion cookies because it never disappoints.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (or 1 tsp kosher salt, which is what I use)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulate sugar and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. (Seriously folks, wait until it is creamy). Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in morsels and peanuts.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Press dough down slightly to flatten into 2-inch circles. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still soft.
Cool on baking sheets 4 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Adam's Comments: They are really good. Definitely unique.