Peanut Gems

Peanut Gems

Peanut Gems


Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies


2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups cocktail peanuts, finely chopped
Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
  2. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in brown sugar; increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture until blended. Stir in peanuts.
  3. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough about 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly with fingertips.
  4. Bake 12 minutes or until set. Let cookies stand on cookie sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Dust cookies with powdered sugar, if desired. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Calories 172
Total Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 96 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fat 2

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