Salty Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet with a little salty at its finest. By Nigella Lawson for the New York Times Recipe, adapted by Great Taste Magazine, Image by Craig Lee for the New York Times
6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter1 packed cup light brown sugar½ cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 large eggs2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels1 cup HAMPTON FARMS salted peanuts
- 1. Using a microwave oven or in a small saucepan, melt butter. Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer or by hand, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat in vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold in chocolate morsels and peanuts.
- 2. Refrigerate bowl of cookie dough for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet (or two) with a nonstick liner or parchment paper.
- 3. Shape chilled dough into fat disks about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick (slightly less than 3 tablespoons of dough for each cookie). Place cookies on baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown around edges and cracked and chewy in middle, about 15 minutes. If using two sheets, switch position of sheets halfway through baking. Remove cookies from oven while they are still soft in center or they will lose their chewiness as they cool.
- 4. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheets for about 3 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool. When completely cool, store in an airtight container.