During last Chinese New Year, I get lots of request for Peanut Cookies. I can't recall how many times I have did it. Luckily it was one of the easiest Chinese New Year snacks to make. Hence, I didn't get tired of making it. :P
Closer to the festival, I tweaked my recipe a little and added toasted sesame to it and my family members commented that it was even better than the original.
I realised that the new recipe has been sleeping my draft folder, along with many other recipes :P. Anways, It's never too late to share, In fact, it's just in time. If you love Peanut Cookies, you may like this too. Try baking some for the coming Chinese New Year. :)
PS. This photo here is a year old. :P
- 300g Peanut Powder with sugar
- 150g Toasted Sesame Seed, grind into powder
- 50g Sesame Seed
- 120g Extra Fine Sugar
- 250g Top Flour or All Purpose Flour
- 190ml Oil (I use Olive Oil)
- 1/3 teaspoon Salt
- 1 Egg Yolk, beaten for glazing
- Additional Sesame Seeds as toppings
How to do it:
- Mix flour, salt, sugar, grind sesame and peanut powder together to combine.
- Pour half of the oil into the peanut mixture and mix together. I use hands to do it.
- Pour the remaining oil and continue mixing and kneading till the (icing) sugar has melted.
- Roll a ball of 10g paste and if it doesn’t crumble, your paste is ready. Otherwise, add a bit of oil till the peanut ball doesn't crumble when you roll it.
- Place peanut ball on baking tray.
- Brush with the egg yolk.
- Sprinkle on some sesame seed.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 13mins at 180C till lightly golden brown.
- Cool on rack and store in air tight container.