Marco Polo Peanut Cookies


Really good crunchy cookie. I got this recipe many years ago from my grandmother.

2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 cup bran flakes cereal

  • ¾ cup raw Spanish peanuts


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream sugars, shortening and egg.

  2. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternating with milk. Stir in bran flakes and peanuts. Mix well.

  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
18g Fat
46g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.