Peanut Cookies

(fah sang peng)

Since the Chinese New Year treats are not as widely available here as the mince pies during Christmas, I decided to make some to increase the festive mood just in time for our celebration on the eve. My mates love them and could not stop eating. They had practically finished the whole box before we even had dinner. Mmm…

This cookie is easy enough to make and is a real indulgence for a festive treat. Pack them nicely in a box with a lovely ribbon to be given away or stack them up on your cookie tray for when your guests arrive for open house. Just make sure not to put all of them out on display cause once your guests tried one, they would not stop popping the next one into their mouth. Gosh.., they melt in the mouth!

Happy Chinese New Year to all and hope you have a roaring start!!

Peanut cookie recipe

  • 600g peanuts (skinless)
  • 600g flour
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 500ml peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 big heap tbsp of peanut butter
  • 10g grated dark chocolate (I used 85% cacao) [optional]
  • Egg yolk for brushing
  1. Toast the peanuts until fragrant. Be careful not to burn them.
  2. Ground or blend the toasted peanuts until fine in a food processor.
  3. Mix the ground peanuts, sugar and salt.
  4. Add in butter and peanut butter then lastly the flour. Mix well.
  5. Pour in oil and blend until it becomes a dough.
  6. Roll them into balls and place them on a greased baking tray.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 175ºC for 18 minutes.

* Be careful while handling them as they break easily. This recipe yields about 6 takeaway plastic boxes so you can half the recipe.


One Response to Peanut Cookies

  1. leche-vitrine says:

    ..and it’s a hit with my colleagues… 🙂 maybe cause these taste like peanut butter. lol!!

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