Salted Peanut Cookies

Extra peanuts don't have to sit around for months or years, crush them and put them in some cookie batter to make salted peanut cookies!
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time (Refrigerator): 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 14 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade peanut cookies recipe easy, peanut cookies recipe simple, salted peanut cookies, salted peanut cookies recipe
Servings: 4 dozen


  • 1 KitchenAid Mixer paddle attachment
  • 1 - 2 Large baking sheets


  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar light or dark brown
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Madagascar vanilla bean extract
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 6 Tbsp chopped salted peanuts
  • pinch of sea salt


Cookie Dough:

  • Combine all ingredients except peanuts in a mixing bowl; beat at low speed, scraping the bowl often, 3-4 minutes or until well mixed. Stir in peanuts.
  • Divide the dough into two. Shape each into a 6" roll on a lightly floured surface. Wrap rolls in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

When Ready to Bake:

  • NOTE: This is a slice and bake recipe in which the dough can be made 2 days in advance. So, when you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F and remove the cookies from the refrigerator, letting them thaw for about 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Cut rolls into ¼" slices. Place 1" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
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