From my Grandmother's Recipe Box - Vintage Recipes: Salted Peanut Cookies

It's been a long time since I've pulled a recipe out of my (late) Grandmother's recipe box and posted.   I chose this one today for a couple reasons.  The first, I have salted peanuts in the freezer leftover from Christmas baking and I need to do something with them.

Second reason, I have oatmeal on hand (also leftover from Christmas baking) so I could kill two birds with one stone so-to-speak here.  These do call for sugar and brown sugar - which I would switch out for natural sweeteners like Lakanto and Swerve of course.  So, it's tempting.

The other reason I'm posting this one is the chance to smile and nod knowingly that so many, many old vintage recipes are simple like this when it comes to the directions because back then everyone had a bit of common sense about them and everyone basically knew how you would bake a cookie... so need to write that part out.  The important thing in this recipe was obviously just to make sure the baking sheet was greased (as compared to cookies that are baked on ungreased sheets).  So it would somewhat assumed you would bake these at 350 until done, which was probably around 8-10 minutes as most cookies are.

Salted Peanut Cookies

1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 c shortening
3 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp soda
3 c oatmeal
1 c salted peanuts
1 tsp vanilla

Mix well and drop on greased cookie sheets

The name on the recipe card (and the handwriting) is of a friend of hers at the time.


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