Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are special for the holidays or anytime. Their secret is the chocolate candy that melts into the top.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 36

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup shortening
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
Granulated sugar
3
dozen milk chocolate stars or candy-coated chocolate-covered peanuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate star firmly in each cookie; cool on wire rack.

Expert Tips

Have just crunchy peanut butter on hand? Go ahead and use it for a peanuttier, slightly bumpier cookie.

In a hurry? Use one pouch of Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix instead. Immediately after baking cookies, be sure to top them with chocolate candies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
70 mg
70 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.