Tuesday, January 26, 2021

PEANUT BRITTLE COOKIES: National Peanut Brittle Day

Happy Peanut Brittle Day! Here's a 1953 ad from French's for the $1,000 Peanut Brittle Cookies Recipe (1953)

Fill your cookie jar today with these really different, prize-winning cookies made with French’s pure vanilla and fresh-ground cinnamon. Best of Class Winner in Pillsbury’s Bake-Off!

PEANUT BRITTLE COOKIES

Ingredients 

1 cup sifted flour 

1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/2 cup butter or other shortening 

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly-packed 

3 tablespoons beaten egg 

1 teaspoon French's vanilla extract 

1 cup salted peanuts 

Instructions 

Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon. 

Cream butter, add sugar gradually, creaming well. 

Add 2 tablespoons of egg and vanilla. 

Beat well.

Blend in dry ingredients and 1/2 cup peanuts, finely-chopped. 

Mix thoroughly. 

Spread or pat dough on a greased baking sheet to a 14- by 10-inch rectangle. 

Brush with remaining egg. 

Sprinkle on 1/2 cup peanuts. 

Bake in slow oven (325 F) for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not overbake. 

Cut or break into pieces while warm.

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