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Marbled Chocolate Peanut Cookies Recipe

Marbled Chocolate Peanut Cookies Recipe

This recipe came about by accident when I was making both my husband's favorite peanut butter cookies and my favorite chocolate cookies. I had two small portions of dough left over and decided to combine them into one flavor-filled cookie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:57 servings

Ingredients

  • PEANUT BUTTER DOUGH:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • CHOCOLATE DOUGH:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in peanuts; set aside.
  • 2. For chocolate dough, in another bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Gently fold in peanut butter dough until slightly marbled.
  • 3. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned and firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 9-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 237 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Marbled Chocolate Peanut Cookies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"Ohhhh my, these cookies look wonderfully delicious. Have not had pleasure of making them yet, but it's my opinion that since they're from TOH, they would be excellent. Plan on making a batch to give as gifts. Nothin' says *M-M-M* better than peanut butter and chocolate."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"This cookie is very good. I suggest everyone to make it. I did cook it at a different temperature. I cooked at 300 for 21 min. It makes the cookie very chewy and soft. thank you D. Beecher"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"This makes enough cookies to feed an army :) I love thies cookies & make them when we are going to have a lot of people over. So far everyone loves them. You can't go wrong with chocolate & peanut butter!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"These make a LOT of cookies, but they are very good, I did use 1/2 shortening instead of all butter. I made them for DH's work. I baked 1/2 right away and froze the other half in "rolls" so I have slice and bake cookies."

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