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Peanut Cookies

Melt in your mouth cookies filled with peanut butter. Ive taken these traditional Chinese New Year cookies and made them simple yet delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course tea time, Finger food, High Tea, Dessert, Snack, Sweet tooth, cookie
Cuisine Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean
Servings 24 Cookies

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Brush

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gm
  • 100 gm Flour
  • 65 gm Castor sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 50 gm Peanuts whole
  • 1 Egg to wash the top - Optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ and line a cookie tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl add the peanut butter, flour, castor sugar, baking powder, peanut oil and stir together until it form a dough.
  • You should be able to pinch of dough in your hands and roll it into a ball.
  • Line them on the prepared tray, beat the egg and brush the dough balls with it. Stud each ball with a peanut and bake for 13-15 mins until dry to the touch and the egg wash is glossy.

Notes

  • They will not rise or spread in the tray while baking hence you can place them close to each other but leave at least an inch of space to allow even heat flow.
  • To keep these eggless, remove the egg wash on top.
  • Do not over bake these cookies, they will get firm as they cool on the tray.