cny peanut cookies.

Every year i would bake a batch of chinese new year cookies to add on the the numerous goodies my mom would purchase or receive from friends.
last year it was orange almond cookies.
this year its peanuts! (just cause i had tons left over from my mac classes)

these melt-in-your-mouth morsels taste just like a spoonful of peanut butter.
and surprisingly the recipe calls for no butter but oil instead.

and yess. they kinda look like boobies.
i gave the tiniest giggle when implanting the "nipples" on them.

Chinese new year peanut cookies.

300g ground roasted peanuts.

180g castor sugar

250g plain flour

About 200 ml of peanut or vegetable oil

1 1/2 teaspoon salt (seems like a lot i know)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

1. Mix the sugar, salt, nuts and flour in a big mixing bowl with finger tips until they are well-mixed and crumbly.

2. Add oil bit by bit and knead the mixture. Once you can roll up the mixture into a small ball without the surface crumbling, STOP ADDING OIL. If you happen too add to much oil, just add a bit more flour until the desirable consistency.

3. Knead the mixture for a while to melt the sugar crystals.

4. Roll the dough into small balls and place them onto 2 lined making trays. Use a circular tube (like the cover of a ball pen or a straw like i did) and press gently on the top of the balls to make round indents.

5. Glaze the cookies by brushing over 1 beaten egg.

6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.


Detective J said...

don't mind make a box for me. thanks.

Clara said...

oh one was already meant for u. =)