Chocnutty Peanut Butter Cookies

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I'm more a fan of savory than sweet, but when I want something sweet, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is always a fave. Hence, the creation of these peanut butter cookies featuring big hunks of peanuts and big chunks of dark chocolate.

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chunky peanut butter

1 cup salted peanuts, chopped medium fine in food processor

2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, peanut butter and cream until smooth. Add flour mixture and and combine well. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Immediately transfer to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.