Going for holiday was out of the question since I've used up my travel budget. So I thought making cookies should be interesting too as its been ages or I rather say I can't even recall when was the last time I made cookies. Of course the start should be cookies that can be easily rolled out from cookie mixture. Before that, I had to look for recipes as I've forgotten how to make peanut cookies. The recipe came from a renowned site. Sad that the dough didn't turn out as expected. I admit I was apprehensive at first with the ingredients listed but you know how it is. Perception that recipes from such a site should or must be tried. Anyway the story is I couldn't roll out the dough. Sticky and over crumbly. But I didn't want to throw away. Instead I added flour bit by bit until critical success factor. And we have the pea-nutty and crumbly cookies.
1 cup grounded roasted peanuts
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup oil (any oil without smell)
1 tbsp softened butter
A handful of roasted peanuts for decorating
1 egg yolk (lightly beaten)
(Note: for vegetarian version, use milk or cream wash)
Mix all the ingredients together.
If the dough doesn't stick together, it’s okay to add more flour but bit by bit.
Pinch a small amount and shape into a small ball.
Flatten with your palm and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Do the same for the rest of the dough.
Put a piece of peanut on top on the ball and brush with egg yolk.
Bake at 170C for 20 minutes or until browned.
Remove, cool down and store in air tight container(s).
Next change: Pineapple tarts.
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