Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sesame and Peanut Cookie

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:
  1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, grind sesame and peanut powder together to combine.
  2. Pour half of the oil into the peanut mixture and mix together. I use hands to do it.
  3. Pour the remaining oil and continue mixing and kneading till the (icing) sugar has melted.
  4. 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.
  5. Place peanut ball on baking tray.
  6. Brush with the egg yolk.
  7. Sprinkle on some sesame seed.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 13mins at 180C till lightly golden brown.
  9. Cool on rack and store in air tight container.


  1. Hi Elaine, do you grind the sesame seeds using food processer? Also, do you add sugar to the peanut powder on your own? If yes, how much sugar?

    1. Hi Lily!
      I'm using Singlong brand Ground Peanut Powder with sugar (already added).
      Yes, I grind the sesame seeds using food processor.

  2. Hi, i came over from Alice's blog. Is a nice idea to add some sesame seeds to the peanut cookies :)

    1. Thank you. Having sesame seeds adds that extra fragrance. :)

  3. Hi ... Yummy n tasty cookies.. Frst time here... Love ur space.. Happy to follow u.. Glad if u do d same

  4. Hi, may I ask if you add the 50g ungrounded sesame seed into the mixture in step 1? Thank you! :)

    1. Hi! The extra 50g is for you to sprinkle on the balls before you bake them. :)