Dry roasted peanut, dried chili and fresh cilantro
Turn off your phone, put up your feet and chill. Nosh is an addictive cookie that’ll take your mind away from responsibilities until another day. It pairs perfectly with beer, peanuts and 49er football. Dried chili flakes and cilantro will keep you awake enough to eat several and have a second beer.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups dry-roasted salted peanuts
2 tablespoons dried chili flakes (reduce if you prefer a milder flavor)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1) In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg, vanilla and cilantro. Beat until well blended.
2) Whisk together flour, peanuts, chili flakes, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and add to butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
3) Preheat oven to 350° F. Scoop or drop dough by 1 teaspoon portions, sprinkle each with a pinch of coarse salt and place 1½ inches apart on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
Yields about 4 dozen