Early American Peanut Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 1 1/2 dozen


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups regular oats, uncooked
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour and soda in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats and peanuts.

Shape into 2 1/2-inch balls; place 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove cookies to wire racks, and cool completely.

Created date

February 2010