Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Salted Peanut Cookies

I am way behind on getting my holiday baking done.  Largely, I think, it has a lot to do with caring for more people than usual, all of whom are situated in different parts of town.  The running back and forth is starting to get to me.  Such exhaustion calls for fortification!  This season I’ve been seeing a recipe for Salted Peanut Cookies making the rounds.  I first had these in the seventies and, honestly, haven’t thought of them since, but there was just something about the combination of chocolate and peanuts that appealed, so I baked up a batch and sunk my teeth into one.  Salted Peanut Cookies, I’ve missed you!

Salted Peanut Cookies

1/2 cup margarine - (1 stick)
1/2 cup butter - (1 stick)
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup salted peanuts

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cream the margarine and butter with the brown and granulated sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts.

Drop rounded spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet. Bake the cookies until they're pale golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.

Makes about 48 cookies.

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1 comment:

Maria said...

Mmm your cookies look wonderful! I love peanut butter cookies, and love a hint of salt on a sweet cookie - they sound perfect!