Named for the peanut butter, peanut butter chips and peanuts, these”Triple Play Peanut Butter Cookies “are among my all-time favorites.
While typical peanut butter criss-cross cookies are crisp and sandy textured, these are soft centered dense peanut butter cookies with crispy edges and richness from the candy chunks. Be sure to either weigh your flour or measure with a light hand. The original version is from King Arthur.
- 2 sticks (8 oz) butter, softened
- 1 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar -- (8 oz)
- 1 cup sugar -- (7 oz)
- 1 1/4 cups peanut butter -- (11 7/8 oz), mainstream type with salt and sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour -- (11 1/4 oz)**
- 1 1/4 cups chopped dry roasted salted peanuts -- (6 1/4 oz)
- 1 1/3 cups peanut butter chips or chocolate chips -- (8 oz)
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
- With an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugars, peanut butter, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well mixed. Add eggs one at a time, beating until combined. Stir in the flour, nuts, and chips.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls (or heaping tablespoons) onto prepared sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, until set and brown around the edges. Remove from oven and cool on pan 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.