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Salted Peanut Cookies

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Salted Peanut Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 5
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These nutty cookies get a crunchy boost from a surprise ingredient—breakfast cereal!
Updated Nov 27, 2007

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate candy coating (almond bark) for a doubly delicious treat!
  • tip 2
    Use honey-roasted peanuts instead of the salted peanuts for a honey-kissed flavor.

Nutrition

100 Calories, 5 g Total Fat, 2 g Protein, 13 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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