- Course: Dessert
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 2 Times
Can be made ahead of time.
The bottom layer of this cookie has a texture much like a shortbread. It is made with brown sugar and has the delicate taste of butterscotch. You can substitute walnuts or pecans for the peanuts. These bars freeze well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter a 9-inch-square baking pan. Cream the butter with ½ cup of the brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg yolks. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Fold this into butter mixture. Pat the dough into the prepared baking pan. Beat the egg whites until semi-stiff. Add the remaining brown sugar and beat until very stiff. Fold peanuts into the egg whites and spread the mixture over the dough. Bake for 35 minutes. When the cake has cooled, cut it into 36 squares and store them in an airtight container.
Nutritional information is based on 36 servings.