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Peanut Macaroons

a 1918 recipe, created during WWI as an alternative to wheat-based cookies
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 cookies (approx.)


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 c. peanuts
  • 1/2 t. vanilla


  • Chop or blend the peanuts into finely ground. Beat egg white until stiff, slowly add sugar, salt, peanuts, and vanilla. Drop by tablespoon on a greased pan and bake in a slow oven (300-325 degrees) for about 30 minutes or until brown.