Sunday, May 01, 2005

Vanilla Salted-Peanut Cookies

Vanilla Salted-Peanut Cookies (Adapted from BH & G)

12 tablespoons spectrum organic natural shortening
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 375

In a large mixing bowl, mix shortening to soften - about 20-30 seconds. Add in brown sugar and cream together until light and fluffy. Beat in baking soda and salt. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

Add flour and beat just until combined. Using a stiff wooden spoon, stir in the oats. Add peanuts, raisins and coconut - stirring to mix well.

Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake until the edges being to brown - about 8-11 minutes depending on the size and how crisp you like your cookies. Remove and let sit on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 46 cookies

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  1. These look DELICIOUS. I'm putting them in my "to try" file!

  2. I made Peanut Butter Cookies today too - I wish I had seen your posting earlier. I would have tried those instead of my CI Recipe.

  3. Claire and Dani - Thanks! Let me know if you give them a go!