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Make my dad's christmas - help me identify this cookie from his childhood?

namas | Dec 6, 201301:28 AM

I apologize if this is an irritating question... but I need an afficionado and historian (or several), and this looks like the place. If it's not, direct me to the right place and I'll disappear!

My dad's 75, and he's been pining away for a cookie he loved as a kid and can't find anymore. So it would have been around in the 1940's, maybe 50's, in the New York area (at least).

He doesn't have much to offer on the description, other than that the top was covered in peanuts; not a peanut butter cookie, or a pecan sandy, or an almond horn, or any of the thoughts I tried on him... apparently a fairly flat cookie with a full covering of peanuts on top, not just a few.

Any ideas? If you have even a guess, I could hunt down some images - my searches thus far have come up with peanut *butter* cookies only.

Last thought - might this be the kind of cookie that used to be served as dessert at a Chinese restaurant? Not the mass-produced fortune cookie, but the flat ones with nuts. If so, where are those things?

Thanks to anybody who can help... he'd be so thrilled.

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