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Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies | The Little Epicurean

Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are no ordinary chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are packed with peanut flavor thanks to the addition of King Choc Nut !
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: choc nut cookies, peanut chocolate cookies, peanut chooclate chip cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup King Choc Nuts* chopped
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cup salted roasted peanuts chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.
  • In a small sauce pot, add 10 tablespoons of butter.  Melt butter over medium heat.  Once butter is melted, continue to cook over medium-low heat until butter has browned and is fragrant (it should smell nutty).  The melted butter will boil and foam up.  Carefully watch the butter at this point.  Cook the butter until you smell the nutty aroma.  When the butter has browned, you will see specks of brown bits at the bottom of the pan.  Be careful because the butter can quickly burn and blacken.  Remove from heat and add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir until butter melts and let cool for 8-10 minutes.
  • Pour slightly cooled butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, egg and yolk.  Mix on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.  Stop mixer and let sit for 3 minutes.  Mix again for another 30 seconds.  Stop and let sit for 3 minutes.  Mix one more time for 30 seconds.  By this time the sugar mixture should have thicken and be shiny.
  • Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until almost combined.  Add King Choc Nuts, peanuts, and chocolate chips.  Fold to combine until the additions have been evenly distributed.
  • Use a cookie scoop (or ice cream scooper) to portion out cookie dough into 18 equal parts.  Place cookie balls on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2-inches between cookie balls to allow for spreading.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, rotate pan halfway through baking.  Bake until cookies have spread out and the edges of the cookies are golden brown.  Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

King Choc Nut can be found online and at various Asian markets throughout the United States.