Salted Peanut Cookies Recipe
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Salted Peanut Cookies Recipe

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Instead of walnuts or pecans, this chocolate chip cookie recipe calls for salted peanuts. Whenever I bake these, friends and family seem to come running!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:120 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 120 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 72 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 10 dozen.
Originally published as Salted Peanut Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 2006, p39

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buttermilk maid User ID: 2350303 258656
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"A very good chip cookie! I made one recipe with spiced peanuts and dark chocolate. Very good!"

sandramunson User ID: 4235224 162745
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"You can really taste the peanuts in this cookie. It seems to be missing something. The next time I make them I am going to increase the vanilla a little."

fksabel User ID: 3895902 207860
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"These are a favorite, but only make about half of what the recipes says."

1275 User ID: 6324211 138655
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"These were really good. Common chocolate chip cookie though. The only negative is the dough gets really thick after a while- there is a lot of flour. It might be hard to handle, but other than that- it was a good classic cookie- the peanuts were a good addition."

katie van User ID: 1310980 140647
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"Excellent, finally I found a good chocolate chip recipe."

jomurphy User ID: 1493187 69500
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"My family and friends love these cookies. I get requests to make them on a regular basis."

noducks User ID: 128215 69492
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2008

"In my youth, Salted Peanut Cookies were a favorite of mine. If I leave out the chocolate chips will the cookies bake as well? Would I need to compensate by adding more of some ingredient? M.T."

noah92 User ID: 291176 158288
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2008

"These cookies are the best. They are a favourite in our family. I get requests for the recipe all the time."

buckwriter User ID: 2977073 77592
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2008

"I love these cookies. They're my favorites. I have eated since now the traditional sweet chocolate cookies (superb, wonderful, it's a unique taste, yum yum), I want to try these ones as soon as possible!!!!"

Lizzie Bree* User ID: 3049304 158287
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2008

"This seems like an excellent recipe. I love sweet and salty foods together."

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