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Frosted Peanut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

5 dozen

Oats, chopped peanuts and peanut butter frosting make this a nice change of pace from a traditional peanut butter cookie. After folks sample these, compliments and recipe requests always follow. —Alicia Surma, Tacoma, Washington
Frosted Peanut Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup 2% milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and peanuts.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a bowl, beat peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and 1/3 cup milk; add additional milk if necessary. Frost cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 122 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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