Salted Peanut Cookies

Salted Peanut Cookies

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

Prep Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

5

dozen

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.
Makes 5 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate candy coating (almond bark) for a doubly delicious treat!
Substitution
Use honey-roasted peanuts instead of the salted peanuts for a honey-kissed flavor.

Nutrition Information:

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