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Peanut Cookies Recipe

I use my grandmother's recipe to make these crisp peanutty cookies, which are a hearty between-meal snack...especially when you're traveling. They are my husband's all-time favorites.—Wendy Masters, Grand Valley, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups salted peanuts

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in peanuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until browned and almost set (centers will be soft). Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 203 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.