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- Ready In:
- 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
- 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.
These were good and easy to throw together, with ingredients I normally keep on hand. I've never had anything like them before, with no 'fat' in the batter to speak of....no butter, margarine or shortening. DS liked them just fine, tho, like they were :-) ! Thanks for sharing, Starrynews! Made for Sweet Traditions '09.
Too bad I didn't make these before the holidays, 'cause THESE ARE WONDERFUL TREATS & would have been a great addition to my holiday gift bags! Well, another year, for sure! As it was, they were much appreciated by one of the monthly groups I host! Thanks for the keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday!]
My mother made something similar but called them Maco Cakes. Basically an angel food cake cut into a rectangular pieces about 1" x 3" size. Frosting and ground up peanuts cover the entire cake. Each piece looks like a Hostess Twinkie. Can add shredded coconut with the frosting and peanuts. She made three dozen at Christmas. Can refrigerate or freeze them.