Pattie Thatcher Recipe

Peanut Squares (Peanut Brittle Cookies)

By Pattie Thatcher Pattie_Thatcher

Recipe Rating:
 35 Ratings
Cooking Method:

Pattie's Story

My Grandma use to make these and never had left overs. I started baking these at Christmas time an they just disapear. One of my favorites

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Woot... another tasty way to satisfy our sweet & salty cravings! We added the baking powder and soda in Step 1 and the cookies turned out de-lish.


1/2 c
creamy peanut butter
1/4 c
butter, softened
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1 c
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
3/4 c
1/2 c
chopped peanuts
1/8 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
6 oz
milk chocolate chips
1/2 c
finely chopped peanuts

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Christmas Cookies

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    Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - May 1, 2012
    Pattie, you did not mention the milk chocolate chips until #3 item in the directions. Can you tell me - do you spread them upon the warm dough and wait until after they melt? Do you then sprinkle the chopped peanuts onto the melted chocolate before it sets up? I can see how well they will be received with the Christmas Cookie bake off in preperation for Gift Trays. Thanks for posting for JAP. LOL :-)
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    Marcy Baha missmarcy - May 2, 2012
    Also, what amount of chocolate chips? Thanks!

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    Pattie Thatcher Pattie_Thatcher - May 2, 2012
    Well I need to work on this recipe it was my Grandma's and when making this with her I had to watch. But on the chocolate chips I just use enough to make a thin covering so not more than a 6 oz. bag after baking spread them and after they melt spread it out then sprinkle the finely chopped nuts. I hope that helps and will update the recipe
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    Marcy Baha missmarcy - May 2, 2012
    Thank you Pattie - that should does help! Looking foraward to trying this one. Thanks again for sharing!
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jun 5, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!