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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

1-1/2 sticks butter or margarine
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups flour
1 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl beat butter, peanut butter until creamy. Add sugars, cocoa powder, egg, vanilla and baking soda; beat until fluffy. Beat in flour just until blended. Stir in peanut butter chips. Roll rounded tablespoons into 1-1/4 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a table fork, making crisscross designs. Bake 8-10 minutes until tops look dry. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute, then remove to a wire rack to cool. Makes 48 cookies.

Lou Campbell
Moline



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