Brunch, Cookies, Recipes

Chocolate Chips and Roasted Salted Peanuts Cookies

The following “all in one bowl” cookies will delight anyone who enjoys sweet and salty flavor combinations. The tasty and fragrant chocolate cookie dough is enhanced with crunchy salted roasted peanuts and dark chocolate chips, and the result is the following irresistible cookies. Try them and enjoy.

* Unsalted roasted peanuts can substitute the salted peanuts.
* Buttermilk powder adds a subtle tanginess to the cookies. It can be found in the baking section of most supermarkets, or online. If you can’t find it, substitute with 1 Tbs yogurt.
* Espresso powder is an intense, highly concentrated granulated coffee. If you can’t find it, double the amount with regular granulated coffee.
* The cookies can keep, in an airtight container, for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to a month.

Makes: 24-26 cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 11-13 minutes

1 stick (115 grams) butter, soft
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
Dash cayenne (optional)
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 L egg
1 Tbs buttermilk powder (see notes)
2 Tbs dark cocoa powder
1 Tbs espresso powder (see notes) mixed with 1 Tbs boiling water
1¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1.75 oz (50 grams) salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 360F (180C). Line two cookie sheet pans with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, cayenne and cinnamon, and whisk briefly. Add the egg and whisk to a smooth mixture. Add the buttermilk powder, cocoa powder, and the espresso mix, and whisk again.

3. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix briefly to a smooth batter. Add the chocolate chips and peanuts, and mix briefly. Using a small ice cream scoop, form 24-26 balls from the dough. Place in the pans, leaving room to expand.

4. Bake for 11 minutes for chewy cookies, or 13 minutes for firmer ones. Transfer to a rack, to cool.

39 thoughts on “Chocolate Chips and Roasted Salted Peanuts Cookies”

  1. Have you posted on these before? I seem to remember that it was you, and the idea of using salted peanuts and chocolate together in cookies is brilliant! One of my favorite ice creams is chocolate peanut butter (by Talenti!). I don’t bake often, but I’m going to have to make these. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Mimi, I’m glad you liked the recipe. The combination of salted peanuts with chocolate worked so well.
      This is a new recipe, but I have posted a recipe for peanut-jelly bars, using salted peanuts, almost a year ago, so I guess this is what you’re referring to. If so, you certainty have excellent memory! 🙂

      p.s. here’s the link to the peanut-jelly bars recipe:


  2. Ronit, you’ve got a lot of cookie joy going on in your chocolate chip and roasted salted peanut cookies. I love the thought of adding a dash of cayenne to the mix. This one is pinned and will be made soon.

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    1. Thank you Ron, I’m glad you liked the recipe. Yes, these cookies have lots of different flavors and textures in them. I also love the addition of a bit of spiciness from the cayenne powder. It’s very subtle, but it makes a huge different. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. 🙂


  3. Just made these – lovely! The espresso powder does wonders for the chocolate flavour. Why didn’t I think of that myself!! Thanks for a tasty morsel or two. :))

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