Peanut Cookies

Baked cookies

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Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 16 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
204 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 41mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These peanut drop cookies are a snap to make with roasted peanuts, brown sugar, and oil.


  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped roasted peanuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C/Gas 5.

    Ingredients for peanut cookies
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  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, or grease the pan.

    Get baking sheet
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  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg and blend in brown sugar.

    Mix ingredients in bowl
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  4. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a separate bowl.

    Combine dry ingredients
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  5. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture a little at a time, alternating additions with the vegetable oil.

    Add egg to dry mixture
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  6. Stir in vanilla and peanuts.

    Stir in peanuts
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  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

    Drop onto baking sheet
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  8. Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes.

    Baked cookies
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  9. Serve and enjoy!

    Peanut cookies
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