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The fudge seems to have worked out really well in these cookies, it has melted down into nuggets of sweet chewy goodness, balancing out the dark chocolate.  Both of these flavours are enhanced by the salty peanuts.

makes 15

115g unsalted butter, at room  temperature

1/2 cup [100g] caster sugar

1/2 cup [120g] light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups [175g] plain flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 cup [80g] roasted, salted peanuts, roughly chopped

3/4 cup [100g] dark chocolate chips/dark chocolate cut in to chunks

3/4 cup [150g]  fudge, cut into chunks

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

Line 3 baking trays with grease proof paper and set aside.

Roughly chop the peanuts, chocolate and fudge to about the same size, set aside.

In a bowl whisk together the flour and bicarbonate of soda.

In a seperate bowl or stand mixer beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, it should take about 2-3 minutes.

Add the egg and mix for a further minute until fully incorporated.

Mix in the vanilla.

Add the flour mixture and mix on low until the mixture just comes together.

Stir in the chocolate, peanut and fudge until evenly distributed within the mixture.

Dollop the mixture onto the prepared baking trays, about 2 rounded teaspoons worth.  Ensure that there is about 4 cm between the cookies.

Bake for 15-18mins, until just golden.  Leave to cool on the trays for a few minutes before transferring on to a cooling rack.