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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Cookies

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  3 reviews
  • 45 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 30 servings
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Peanut butter, chocolate and candy give chewy cookies real kid appeal.

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup chocolate-flavored or regular peanut butter (from 14-oz jar)
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups (about 12 oz) orange, yellow and brown candy-coated peanut butter candies

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugars and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in candies. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are set (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugars and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in candies. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are set (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

Be sure the cookie sheets are cool before placing dough on them. A warm cookie sheet will cause the cookies to spread.

For great looking cookies, add a few extra candies to the scoop of dough after placing it on the cookie sheet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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