Salted Peanut Cookies

These nutty cookies get a crunchy boost from a surprise ingredient—breakfast cereal!

  • Prep Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 5

2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup shortening
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup Wheaties™ cereal
1
cup salted peanuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix brown sugar, shortening, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in cereal and peanuts.
  • 2 Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

Dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate candy coating (almond bark) for a doubly delicious treat!

Use honey-roasted peanuts instead of the salted peanuts for a honey-kissed flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
50 mg
50 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.