I found a version of this recipe in an old Southern Living Cookbook. I did make a few adjustments that I thought would elevate the flavors. I used extra peanut butter, added Vanilla Bean Paste instead of extract, & increased the baking powder. These cookies are soft & chewy & are a drop cookie, so it doesn't take long to make or bake, just 12 minutes or less depending on your oven. I even added a few colorful sprinkles on top of some of the cookies, for added color & eye appeal. These cookies are so tasty, & makes about 5 dozen depending on the size spoon you use. I shared with my neighbor.
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. I have listed the ingredients I used to make these cookies. Cream the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl.
2Beat until mixture is creamy and smooth.
3Add in both sugars, Vanilla bean paste or extract, and eggs. Then beat until blended together.
4Add in 1/3 of the sifted flour mixture, and beat, then add in some of the milk and beat again.
5Chop peanuts until broken into small pieces or use a kitchen hammer or food processor.
6Now add another 1/3 of the flour, along with the chopped peanuts & milk.
7Add in the remaining flour.Beat until batter is creamy and smooth. Grease or spray several large cookie sheets with cooking spray, and drop cookie dough onto sheet pans with a teaspoon, or if you prefer larger cookies use a tablespoon. Space at least 2 inches apart.
8Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 12 minutes or less, depending on your oven.
9Remove cookies from sheet pan and place on cooling rack to cool completely,then transfer to a large platter or plate.
10Serve with your favorite beverage, milk, coffee or tea. Enjoy these cookies they're delicious.