Spanish Peanut Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 48cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “Given to me by an old friend.Wonderful texture and flavor.”



  • 1 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1cupbrown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1cupunsalted butter, softened
  • 1egg
  • 1cuprolled oats
  • 1cupflaked coconut
  • 1cupsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cupcorn flakes, finely crushed
  • Drizzle Icing

  • 2tablespoonsunsalted butter
  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1tablespoonwater, hot
  • 1teaspoonfresh lemon juice
  • Directions

  • Cookies:Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda; set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat well.
  • Add all dry ingredients, blending after each addition.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoon on ungreased cookiesheet.
  • Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
  • Drizzle Icing: Melt butter. Mix in confection sugar, hot water, and fresh lemon juice.Beat until smooth and drizzle over cooled cookies.(Add additional hot water if mixture is too thick).
  • Reviews

  • “makes 3 dozen…i made o cornflakes and it was just as good”

  • “This is a wonderful recipe with an amazing flavour!I used margarine instead of the butter,and omitted the cornflakes (only because I didn’t have any on hand).Instead of the lemon drizzle icing, I used a pastry bag to pipe melted chocolate in stripes across the cookie & a big rosette in the middle to stick a whole peanut on top.My husband cannot get enough of these cookies!I also won 3rd prize at the County Fair with this recipe in a contest sponsored by one of our local peanut growers!!”

  • “this is my new favorite cookie!didn’t use the glaze because i ran out of time, but they were super without it.”

  • “Wonderful cookies! Not too sweet and have a great flavour. I too omitted the cornflakes and used salted mixed nuts. I used a one-inch cookie scoop and got 36 cookies – baked at 175 C for 10-11 minutes. The drizzle icing is perfect for these! Thank you for sharing!”

  • “What a wonderful flavor.A big hit at a Mexican themed luncheon that our class hosted at Church.Very easy to make.”

  • “My daughter needed a recipe for her Spanish class. This looked interesting so we tried it. It has a good texture, not too dry, and the icing really adds to the taste.We will make this again!”