Recipe by Starrynews
An old family recipe. The original notes called for a "Large Square Pan," but I tried it in an 8" pan, which did not work well - they turned out overly large. So I switched it to a 9x13" pan, but just be sure to spread it evenly (although the dough is a little sticky), or the thin parts will overcook.
Top Review by Small Town Cook
These were very good! I did cheat a little....instead dipping the pieces into the glaze and nuts, I drizzled the glaze over the pieces and then sprinkled the nuts over top. My kids loved them and loved helping to make them.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk, divided, plus a little extra
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 lb spanish salted peanuts or 1 lb jumbo salted peanuts, hulled
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
- Place 2 eggs in a 1-cup measuring cup and fill to top with milk (about 1/2 c, varies based on eggs).
- Mix for 5 minutes with dry ingredients - I do this by hand the way she always did, so I'm not sure whether or not using a mixer would be good.
- Spread evenly in a greased 9 x 13" pan for 12-15 minutes, and bake until cookies are puffy, golden brown, and cooked through.
- Meanwhile, prepare a powdered sugar icing by combining 1 c powdered sugar with a small quantity of milk (start with just a tablespoon or so). Mix well. Add milk as needed to reach your desired consistency (a bit like a glaze).
- Finely crush the peanuts.
- When cookies are done, let cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares. Coat in icing, then roll in nuts. Let dry on wax paper.