Rating: 3.18 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

These salty-sweet peanut cookies are the perfect finish to lunch.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2004

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Yield:
Makes 3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

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  • Mix in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture; mix until combined. Stir in peanuts.

  • Drop 2 teaspoons of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 3 inches apart. Lightly flatten to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are just golden, about 13 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.

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Reviews (18)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2012
would never have put these ingredients together but the cookies are great, very simple and tasty; reminiscent of peanut brittle.
Rating: Unrated
11/02/2010
I get so annoyed with the stupid pop-up ads. This recipe has a Redi-Whip add that won't go away...ahhhhhhhhh......the pop-up blocker won't even kill it.
Rating: Unrated
07/29/2010
And the structure of the cookie looks like it should freeze very well.
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Rating: Unrated
07/29/2010
The 'shiny brown covered peanut' is known as the SPANISH peanut and is in many stores. I plan to sub pistashios and sunflower nuts (different recipes). Plain virginia peanuts never taste good to me.
Rating: Unrated
05/06/2010
these cookies are not worth the effort. they get stale quickly and are not pretty-looking. i will not be making these again.
Rating: Unrated
11/03/2009
I just made these cookies.....I think they are horrible! Waste of ingredients and time......I think that using all brown sugar made them overly chewy.........Tossed them and made some edible chocolate chunk cookies....
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Rating: Unrated
06/21/2009
Made these recently and hey came out great! Had to make them again!
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01/03/2009
Planters calls them "Cocktail Peanuts." I made them for Christmas this year, and everyone loved them! They taste like peanut brittle, only without all that stirring! I'll make them again!
Rating: Unrated
01/03/2009
I made these according to the recipe, but substituted 1 cup coursely chopped mixed nuts for the peanuts, and they came out just delicious - great blend of salty/sweet and crunchy/chewy
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2008
These really aren't that great. I wouldn't bother making them again or recommending them. The batter tastes flat and the salted peanuts don't really add too much. Just a blah recipe:(
Rating: Unrated
11/30/2008
For those who can't have to much salt, try them with salt free Peanuts,or with low salt Peanuts or roasted they are good too,
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11/24/2008
i believe Planters still makes Cocktail Peanuts. They have a shiny appearance and you can actually see the salt on them gardenlady
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11/24/2008
i believe Planters still makes Cocktail Peanuts. They have a shiny appearance and you can actually see the salt on them gardenlady
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
i believe Planters still makes Cocktail Peanuts. They have a shiny appearance and you can actually see the salt on them gardenlady
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
i believe Planters still makes Cocktail Peanuts. They have a shiny appearance and you can actually see the salt on them gardenlady
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11/24/2008
Probably not. They are more likely the "Virginia Peanuts" you can find in cans or bags in most grocerys. The ones that do not have those thin, brown 'skins' on them. I would imagine that you could use dry-roasted peanuts, though. Not sure how the taste of the cookie would change.
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
Probably not dry-roasted. Look for whole peanuts out of the shell... like cans of Virginia Peanuts... something without those thin, brown paper-like casings around them. You probably could use dry-roasted salted peanuts though if you can't find the others.
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
Are the peanuts like dry roasted peanuts