Chinese Peanut Cookies

5.0 from 14 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins

Serves: 200 cookies

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • (*) 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.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.