Chocolate Spanish Peanut Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Not your regular run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookie. Funnily enough, in Israel, Spanish peanuts are called American peanuts.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the butter and sugar, and, using an electric mixer, beat until light and creamy.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix for 2 minutes.
  4. In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each mound of dough.
  8. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes.
  9. Let cool for several minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack.
  10. The cookies will be soft and chewy.
Most Helpful

These cookies were so easy to make. I made them for company and everyone loved them. The cookie itself had a light texture, the chips and peanuts put them over the edge!!!!! a must try!

kandie desell April 13, 2004

These chocolate cookies are delicious! I can't believe I'm the first one person to give them a try! The Spanish peanuts are a wonderful addition. The cookie came out soft and chewy, just the way I like them! I wouldn't change a thing. I will definitely make these again! Thanks Mirj!

Kim D. April 06, 2004

Extremely fudgey, nice & chewy! The cookies were quite fragile, though - I made sure I cooled on the baking sheets but they still cracked around the edges when removing. When they were in the container together, they kinda drooped and moulded to the cookies underneath & crumbled when trying to take one out of the container. I did end up using peanut butter chips in place of the chocolate as that was what I had on hand - enjoyed that flavour combo.

Debbb October 25, 2009