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Scott’s Peanut Cookies

These cookies are packed with oatmeal and peanuts for a hearty, satisfying taste.—Scott Walter, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup salted peanuts


  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars; beat in eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; stir into creamed mixture. Add the oats and peanuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and slightly flatten cookies. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes.
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  • krindfleisch
    Sep 2, 2015

    The original recipe in the magazine calls for 2 eggs.

  • FunQuilter
    Jan 12, 2013

    The directions state add eggs, but none are listed. I added two and they came out fine. I got 54 cookies out of this recipe and baked them for 10 minutes.