My great-aunt Pedie is my Nana’s sister and a great baker. I call her Auntie Pedie because I grew up with my mother calling her that, so that’s what I called her and it stuck. Recently, my mom had a craving for a specific peanut cookie and knew it was homemade but couldn’t figure out who made it or what the recipe was. It finally hit her that she had had them as a kid and they were made by my great-aunt, who she called right away to ask for the recipe. After my aunt found the right box that had the recipe (she has 16 boxes of filed recipes!), she called my mom back and we made them. Here’s the result and hope you enjoy!
Pedie’s Peanut Cookies
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup large oat flakes (pulse in food processor to break down)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups corn flakes
- 3 cups of small, roasted & salted peanuts, with skin (smallest peanuts with skins that you can find!)
Preheat oven to 350oF.
Cream butter and sugars well, until very pale. Add vanilla and blend until incorporated. Add in eggs, one at a time.
In a separate bowl combine pulsed oats, flour, baking soda, and baking powder and whisk.
Add dry ingredients to batter and mix until well combined. Add cornflakes and peanuts and blend until just mixed (do not over mix and break the cornflakes).
Drop inch-round balls of dough onto an oiled baking sheet, and flatten twice with a fork.
Bake for 10-14 minutes, until edges begin browning. Cool completely before storing in airtight container.
Note: these cookies are actually better cool, especially if the peanuts aren’t tiny.