Zero Bar Cookies Show caption Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVIN These cookies reflect the white chocolate, nutty, nougatty goodness that is my dad's favorite candy bar, the hard-to-find Zero bar. beth colvin May 24, 2012 0 Comments Related Stories Mom on the Run for May 24, 2012 Advocate-Tested RecipeMakes about 2 dozen cookies. Recipe is by Beth Colvin. My dad had a legendary sweet tooth, but Zero bars were his favorite. These cookies mimic the taste of those hard-to-find candy bars1 cup butter, softened3/4 cup sugar3/4 cup brown sugar1 tsp. vanilla11/2 tsps. almond extract2 eggs21/4 cups flour1 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt2 cups white chocolate chips11/2 cups lightly salted, roasted peanuts, chopped1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla and almond extract, then two eggs. Mix well.2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add in portions to the butter mixture, mixing well between each addition. Mix in the chips and peanuts.3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.4. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.