Cream Cheese Peanut Cookies

Cream Cheese Peanut Cookies


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Cream cheese gives these peanut cookies a little more of a complex taste than usual. You can substitute macadamias for the peanuts if you like.

lucky New South Wales, Australia

Makes: 50 cookies

  • 120g unsalted butter, softened
  • 220g cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 120g white chocolate, chopped
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours28min 

  1. With an electric mixer beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in lemon zest and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder and stir into the cream cheese mixture. Add the nuts and chopped chocolate. Chill the dough in the fridge 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Lightly butter two baking trays. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the dough on the trays about 5cm apart and bake until golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool on wire racks then dust with icing sugar.

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