Peanut Brittle Cookies

This peanut-studded sweets recipe features crunchy, buttery peanut brittle encased in a soft, chewy oatmeal cookie.


Peanut Brittle Cookies

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Yield: about 24 cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup 
    butter, softened
  • 1/4  cup 
    shortening
  • 1   cup 
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
  • 1   
    egg
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
  • 1 1/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4  cups 
    quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 4   ounces 
    bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1   cup 
    crushed peanut brittle
Directions
1.
Line 2 cookie sheets with foil and grease the foil; set aside.
2.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in the rolled oats, chopped chocolate, and 1/2 cup of the crushed peanut brittle.
3.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each mound slightly.
4.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup crushed peanut brittle, carefully pressing in slightly. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 24 cookies.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 175, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 19, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 23, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 3, sodium (mg) 67, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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