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Peanut Drops

Jan
22

I’ve been baking away here with Ross home from sea. Yesterday, I made tenderized venison steaks for supper, with potates and garlic bread. And a fruit pie. With homemade ice cream. For snacking, I decided to come up with a new cookie. With the snow coming down, we’re all pretty stuck in the house. Ross has been watching a lot of movies. And eating cookies.
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These cookies are almost like a “blonde” peanut butter cookie. As in, there’s no peanut butter. Just peanuts. The sour cream stands in place of the peanut butter in the mixture, and the nutmeg adds a wonderful spiciness. If you don’t like a very sweet cookie, you can leave the icing off, but I prefer it with a drizzling of glaze.

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How to make Peanut Drops:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salted roasted peanuts

In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the flour and peanuts.
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Use freshly ground nutmeg if you can! The aroma is incredible while you’re grating it, and the flavor is so much better.
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Add the flour one cup at a time.
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Pound the peanuts to break them up a bit. I use a baggie and a hammer.
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It’s not necessary for the peanuts to be completely pulverized–you don’t want that. Just break them up, leaving some peanut halves as they are. Stir into cookie mixture.
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This is a very peanutty cookie, and using salted peanuts makes a delicious contrast with the sweetness. If you prefer, you can use unsalted peanuts, of course.
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Scoop dough by the spoonful onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375-degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on size of cookie. Let cool; frost with powdered sugar icing.
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For the frosting–
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
a couple tablespoons milk (as much as needed for drizzling consistency)
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I think this is my new favorite cookie!
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*For me, this made two dozen cookies, but they were biggish cookies. (Who needs a small cookie??

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on January 22, 2014  

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  1. 1-22
    1:26
    pm

    Oh YUM! I’ve been wanting Peanut Brittle, but this sounds sooo much better. Thx!

  2. 1-22
    8:10
    pm

    :happyflower:

    These sound very nice, I am happy that you mentioned using fresh grated nutmeg–makes so much difference, I have not purchased ground nutmeg for at leat 40++ years. Thank you for this recipe, and I like the drizzle ;)

  3. 1-22
    10:26
    pm

    This sounds like a DH treat coming up. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  4. 1-28
    1:41
    pm

    These Peanut Drops look so delicious! I am always looking around trying to find yummy recipes for my family, so I am going to try these at home soon. I will post it on my blog when I do, so stay tuned! :hungry:

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