Cake-like cookies loaded with salted peanuts and drizzled with peanut butter icing. A vintage, prize-winning recipe that doesn’t actually contain any peanut brittle candy but mimics it.
The thick cookie batter is spread out in one layer on a cookie sheet to bake then cleverly broken up by hand into uneven cookie-sized piece to resemble peanut brittle.
The cookie itself is soft and not very sweet punctuated by the crunch of the peanuts. The original recipe didn’t call for icing but after sampling a piece. . . it needed something. . . more. Something sweet to play off the saltiness. Where there’s peanuts it’s only natural to introduce peanut butter.
The peanut butter icing gives it a more finished feel and offers a perfect balance to the salty bite that will completely satisfy you if you’re a lover of the combination the way I am. And even if you’re not.
Aside from their insane deliciousness the idea of them is just plain cute. When I first spotted the recipe it was one of those times when I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and make them.
They did not disappoint.