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Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies


Here's a chewy cookie recipe when you're craving chocolate and peanuts.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted peanuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, margarine, and sugars. Add eggs, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips. 

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Makes 4-6 dozen, depending on size.
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