Peanut Squares / Mocha Frosting

I am pretty sure these two recipes are supposed to work together. There aren’t actually any peanuts in the top recipe, and the lower one references chopped peanuts, so there you go. They don’t seem to be a peanut butter cookie (which is one of my weaknesses), but are in fact a sugar cookie topped with mocha frosting and rolled in peanuts. I will not be making these because I’m sure I’ll just sit right down and eat them all. :-)

Occasionally, I get an email from a site reader asking that I provide a method, pictures, and a review of the recipes I post. I agree, that would be nice, but that isn’t what this site is about. While there are sometimes reviews of recipes, this isn’t a recipe review site. I don’t make all the recipes either because I just don’t have the time or the desire to have sweets around the house (read, I’d love to have sweets around the house, but I really should not for my health’s sake, lol). Many of the recipes I find have no method, and that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? Women have a different set of priorities than they did 100 years ago. We work, we raise kids, we coach baseball and soccer teams, lead Girl Scout troops, direct the church choir, etc etc etc. Our forebears had a lot of “cooks own knowledge” that helped them in the kitchen. They knew the best methods from years of practical experience, and so it wasn’t necessary to write things down. This particular recipe comes from the Girl’s Trade School book – which suggests the lady went to school for household management. A home-ec class in high school is a far cry from a semester of household management 5 days a week, isn’t it?! Anyway, the recipes are what they are, and I present them to you, warts and all. I hope that you continue to enjoy them, and if you do make a recipe from this site, send me a review! I’d happily post it and share your experiences with everyone else.

Peanut Squares

1/2 c butter

1 c sugar

1 c milk

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

3 egg whites

Bake 375 from 20 to 25 minutes

Mocha Frosting

1 tablespoon butter

2 c powdered sugar

3 tablespoons strong cold coffee

2 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla

Roll in chopped peanuts

One thought on “Peanut Squares / Mocha Frosting

  1. Oh, please don’t change a thing! There are too many recipe blogs that post pics of every flippin’ step with stories about their children. I love the mystery of these. The handwritting. Your commentary. I have my Grandmother’s Gold Medal Flour vintage recipe box (1940s?) with the original cards and her handwritten ones. I treasure it and wish I’d thought of creating a blog like this.

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