Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peanut Cookies


Not too bad you know. Butter Cake and Milo Cake raved by those who tried. Not openly on facebook page with pictures, neither praising my recipes upside down, inside out by throwing flowery words. Just messages with short captions thanking me. Good enough to affirm I should continue sharing recipes. Anyway, that it that, from cakes, I moved on to making cookies two weeks before Chinese New Year since I was on leave. Clearing my long pending accumulated leave for last year. Why shouldn't I?? No point being loyal by sacrificing what I've worked for. Trust me, bosses will never be impressed. In fact they will be happy if they can work you to death, promising a fat bonus and increment which will never come. 

Going for holiday was out of the question since I've used up my travel budget. So I thought that making cookies should be interesting too because its been ages or I rather say I can't even recall when was the last time I made cookies. Naturally, the start should be cookies that can be easily rolled out from cookie mixture. However prior to that, I had to look for recipes since I've forgotten how to make peanut cookies. Recipe came from a renowned site, sadly though, dough didn't turn out as expected. I was not wrong actually. Initially, I was apprehensive after going through the list of ingredients. Then again, you know right how our perception can cloud our thoughts when its recipes from popular and highly spoken about and raved forever on social media? We get carried away until when we actually get down to the recipe. Really. I couldn't roll out the dough. Sticky and over crumbly. Instead of throwing away, I added flour bit by bit until critical success factor. The rest is history to these crumbly cookies. I bet a favourite among many of us. 
Ingredients
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)

Method
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  of the dough 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 atop each ball and then brush with egg yolk.
Bake at 170C for 20 minutes or until brown. 
Remove, cool down and store in air tight container(s).
Next change: Pineapple tarts.

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22 comments:

  1. In love you, u gave a veg version too :)
    Kisses
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  2. You are in a baking zone. Lovely dishes coming out. Perfect cookies. Going to try for my kids.

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  3. Wow loved the clicks very much
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  4. This cookie is new to me. Since we all love peanut, will definitely try this sometime at home.. :)

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  5. haha. its the time of the year to indulge! But I try to cut down with the sinful (e.g. high sugar) food. Getting a sore throat already (before CNY) =(

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  6. U made a wise decision nava ,i mean not giving the link of the failure recipe.I too have to venture in to cookies and u gave a good start with peanut cookies ...

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  7. I love anything and everything made out of peanut, it has come out stunningly.

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  8. lovely cookies!! I never tried my hands on cookies ever, dint try baking cooking without oven but I guess I should try now :) thanks for sharing

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  9. lovely bite sized delights...simply yum

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  10. Wow wonderful cookies with the crunchy peanuts on top. Sure will give Irresistible taste.

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  11. Yum! These peanut cookies look great, I love the idea of the roasted ground peanuts...
    I can imagine these cookies melting in my mouth...yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Nava :D

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  12. Hi Nava, this cookies very addictive, hard to stop eating. Yours look good. I'm baking this tonight.

    Have a nice day.

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  13. Wow peanut cookies look yummy, loved the clicks dear... peanuts are my fav, i'll surely make them :)

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  14. Haven't made peanut cookies yet...Should give this a try..

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  15. I love that you have not used peanut butter in the recipe...almost every cookie starting with peanut has that. Great going Nava! They look so pretty with the browned tops.

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  16. Awesome n perfect... they look... with tea will rock...

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