Cream Cheese Peanut Cookies

    2 hours 28 minutes

    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.


    New South Wales, Australia
    1 person made this

    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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