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Peanutty Chocolate Cookies Recipe

"I have never taken these cookies anywhere without a request for the recipe," relates Brenda Jackson of Garden City, Kansas. "For an attractive look, I reserve some chocolate and nuts to press into each cookie before baking. If I make them for church or school, I usually double the batch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-in. x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate candy bars, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and oil. Beat in eggs just until combined. Stir in brownie mix and water. Fold in the chopped candy bars and peanuts.
  • 2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.