Chop 1 1/4 cups roasted peanuts roughly in an
In a large mixing bowl combine:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a separate bowl, lightly beat together:
1/4 cup water
Add to flour mixture and mix just until ingredients are incorporated.
A little more water, a teaspoon at a time, can be added if mixture
is too dry to make a smooth dough. Stir in peanuts.
Divide the dough into two portions, and form each into a log approximately
3 inches in diameter. Place the logs on the cookie sheet about 3 to
4 inches apart and flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake in preheated oven until light brown, about 40 minutes. Take
out of the oven.
Turn the oven down to 300°F. Let logs cool for 10 minutes,
then cut into 3/4-inch thick bars. Bake cookies once more, to crisp,
15 - 20 minutes at 300°F.