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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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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