Traditional Chinese peanut cookies are a popular snack served to relatives and friends during Chinese New Year. The proportion of ground peanut is relatively high in this recipe, thus it yields delicious peanut cookies that will instantly melt in your mouth.

Besides this, you can also try out our Chinese almond cookies, cashew nut cookies and walnut cookies which are all essential for the CNY celebration

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chinese peanut cookies

Traditional Chinese Peanut Cookies | MyKitchen101en

Yields: about 120 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 350 g raw blanched peanuts
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 140 g icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 150 g peanut oil

Ingredients for egg yolk wash:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tbsp plain water
 

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 170°C.

2 Spread peanuts in single layer on baking tray, bake at 170°C for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside to cool after removing from oven.

3 Process the roasted peanuts into finely ground peanut using a food processor.

4 Combine plain flour, icing sugar and salt, then sieve into ground peanut, mix well.

5 Add in peanut oil and mix until a dough is formed.

6 Preheat oven to 170°C.

 

7 Take out 1/2 tablespoon (about 7 g) of dough, press until firm and shape gently into a ball.

8 Place the dough balls slightly apart on a lined baking tray.

9 Lightly press the dough balls with funnel stem to create small circles.

10 Prepare the egg yolk wash: Mix together water and egg yolk, then strain through a sieve.

11 Brush the top of dough balls with some egg yolk wash.

12 Bake in the preheated oven at 170°C for 20 minutes. After removing from oven, set aside to cool completely.

13 When completely cooled, transfer to airtight containers for storage.


chinese peanut cookies

Traditional Chinese Peanut Cookies

Traditional Chinese peanut cookies are a popular snack served to relatives and friends during Chinese New Year.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Chinese, Southeast Asia
Servings 120 pieces
Calories 37 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 350 g raw blanched peanuts
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 140 g icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150 g peanut oil

For egg yolk wash:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tbsp plain water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 170°C for the raw peanuts.
  • Spread peanuts in single layer on baking tray, bake at 170°C for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside to cool after removing from oven.
  • Process the roasted peanuts into finely ground peanut using a food processor.
  • Combine plain flour, icing sugar and salt, then sieve into ground peanut, mix well.
  • Add in peanut oil and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Preheat oven again to 170°C for the cookies.
  • Take out ½ tablespoon (about 7 g) of dough, press until firm and shape gently into a ball.
  • Place the dough balls slightly apart on a lined baking tray.
  • Lightly press the dough balls with funnel stem to create small circles.
  • Prepare the egg yolk wash: Mix together water and egg yolk, then strain through a sieve.
  • Brush the top of dough balls with some egg yolk wash.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 170°C for 20 minutes. After removing from oven, set aside to cool completely.
  • When completely cooled, transfer to airtight containers for storage.

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Notes

This recipe yields about 120 pieces of cookies. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 cookie. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.01gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.2mg
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