Introduction: Chocolate and Peanut Drop Cookie

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For chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there, this cookie combines the two awesome flavors.

Step 1: Ingredients

3 c quick cooking oats

1 c creamy peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

4 tsp vegetable shortening

1/3 c peanuts

1/3 c water

3/4 c softened butter

1 1/2 c semi sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 c all purpose flour

1 egg

Step 2: In the Mixer

Beat the brown sugar, peanut butter and butter until combined.

Step 3: Keeping It in the Mixer

Mix in the vanilla, egg and water.

Step 4: In Another Bowl

Combine the oats, flour and baking soda together in a separate bowl.

Step 5: Now Everything in the Mixer

Now combine both mixtures together using the mixer.

Step 6: Dropping Them by the Tbspful

Drop the dough by a heaping tablespoon size on an ungreased baking sheet.

Step 7: Bake!

Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 8: Cool It!

Remove the cookies from the oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool for a couple of minutes and after that, place the cookies directly on the wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9: Chopping Time

Chop the peanuts to small pieces.

Step 10: Small Saucepan

Using a small saucepan set to medium heat, melt the vegetable shortening and chocolate together, stirring constantly until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Step 11: Topping It Off

Top each cookie with the chocolate and crushed peanuts.

Step 12: Enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed this instructable! If you make this, let me know what you think!

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