Monday, February 1, 2010

Postgame Peanut Chippers

Post-Game Peanut Chippers

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups ALL PURPOSE flour
12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup crushed store bought peanut brittle

Preheat oven 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening with electric mixer on med to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, sugar, and salt; beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Using wooden spoon, stir in flour until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces and peanuts.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with back of spoon. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp peanut brittle in center of each cookie.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until center appears set. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute. Transfer cookies to wire rack; cool.

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