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 while praising with all the most beautiful words on earth. Just messages with short captions thanking me. Good enough to affirm I should continue sharing recipes. From cakes, I decided to make cookies two weeks before Chinese New Year since I was on leave clearing the long pending accumulated leave for last year. Why shouldn't I?? No point being loyal by sacrificing what I've worked for. Trust me the bosses will never be impressed. In fact they will be happy for they can make you work more, 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 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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  1. In love you, u gave a veg version too :)

  2. You are in a baking zone. Lovely dishes coming out. Perfect cookies. Going to try for my kids.

  3. Wow loved the clicks very much

  4. This cookie is new to me. Since we all love peanut, will definitely try this sometime at home.. :)

  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) =(

  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 ...

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

  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

  9. lovely bite sized delights...simply yum

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

  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

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

    Have a nice day.

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

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

  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.

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


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