Cocoa Peanut Sandies

Cocoa Peanut Sandies

Recipe Rating: 3.17015
Makes about 3 dozen
Peanut butter and chocolate win again in these bite-size sandies, flavored with salted peanuts and bittersweet cocoa.
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup roasted, salted peanuts, finely chopped, plus more peanut halves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
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Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Toss together flour, peanuts and cocoa in a medium bowl, and then add to butter mixture and beat again, just until combined.  

To form cookies, shape dough into 3 (1 1/2-inch-wide) square logs and then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. (Dough is crumbly, but will hold together when firmly pressed.) Arrange cookies on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart; gently press a peanut into the top of each. Bake for 10 minutes, and then set aside to let cool until just warm.  

Arrange confectioners’ sugar in a wide, shallow dish and dredge cookies in sugar to coat, shaking off the excess. Set aside to let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 cookie, 80 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 11g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 2g protein.
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