These cookies manage to be traditional and nontraditional at the same time. At their heart, they are a basic vanilla cookie. But, the presence of cake flour changes their consistency enough to create a soft and light cookie.
And, as with most vanilla cookies, there are some good things added in to make them a bit more interesting. Roasted peanuts and toffee chips offer some great flavor that departs from the usual list of add-ins.
As you can see, these are not what you might call pretty cookies. They look a little rough and tumble. Yet, they are soft and chewy. They are a perfect contrast between a rustic look and a delicate texture.