Slice-and-Bake Peanuts

Slice-and-Bake Peanuts

Prep 15 m
Chill 120 - 1440 m
Bake 13 - 15 m

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1 of 6 Place peanuts in a food processor and finely chop. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-size bowl.
  2. 2 of 6 Combine butter and both sugars in a large bowl; beat on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add peanut butter and beat until smooth. Stir in flour mixture just until incorporated. Stir in the chopped peanuts.
  3. 3 of 6 Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Turn one portion onto a piece of parchment or waxed paper and shape it, rolling it inside the paper, into a log about 12 x 2 inches. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Repeat with the remaining dough. (Dough logs may be wrapped tightly in plastic and frozen for up to 1 month. Slice and bake directly from the freezer.)
  4. 4 of 6 Heat oven to 350 F.
  5. 5 of 6 Slice the dough into 1/3-inch-thick rounds, rotating the dough so it doesnt become flattened as you cut. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets at least 2-inches apart. Pinch together opposite sides of each slice at the middle to create a peanut shape, reshaping as necessary.
  6. 6 of 6 Bake at 350 F until lightly colored, 13 to 15 minutes (a minute or 2 longer for frozen dough). Let them stand on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove them with a metal spatula to a wire rack to cool completely. Keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. Drizzle (optional): If desired, melt 1 cup peanut butter chips with 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening in microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, then transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Snip off a small corner; drizzle over cookies. Let dry at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before stacking cookies.
Nutrition Information for Slice-and-Bake Peanuts
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 9 g carb., 2 g pro., 10 mg chol., 5 g Fat, total, 37 mg sodium, 80 kcal cal., 0 g fiber, 2 g sat. fat
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