Chinese Peanut Cookies

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins

Serves: 200 cookies


  • 3 cup (450 gram) roasted peanuts, grind (*)
  • 3 cup (360 gram) all-purpose flour
  • 3 stick (1 1/2 cup, or 340 gram) unsalted butter, melted (**)
  • 1 cup (120 gram) powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground peanut, flour, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Slowly pour melted butter into the dry ingredients and mix until it become a smooth dough.
  2. Pinch a small amount of dough (about 10 gram, or a heaping teaspoon), roll into a ball and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all dough is used up.
  3. To make the indentation in the cookies, I use the cap of a ballpoint.
  4. Brush the top of the cookies with egg yolk.
  5. Preheat oven to 170 Celcius (340 Fahrenheit), bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Let cool completely before storing.


  • (*) To roast peanuts, preheat oven to to 180 Celcius (350 Fahrenheit), then spread the peanuts on a baking tray in one layer. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Then let the peanuts cooled completely before grinding.
  • (**) Traditionally, 1 cup of lard is used instead of butter.

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