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Salted Peanut Cookies

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
    10 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 72 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • buttermilk maid
    Dec 26, 2016

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

  • sandramunson
    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
    Dec 2, 2011

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

  • 1275
    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
    Aug 14, 2010

    Excellent, finally I found a good chocolate chip recipe.

  • jomurphy
    Jul 23, 2010

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

  • noducks
    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
    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
    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*
    Apr 17, 2008

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