Archive | April, 2016

Peanut cookies

3 Apr

This recipe is very simple. It only took me 30 mins from prep to finish. It doesn’t use butter but vegetable oil which is a huge time saver and also dairy free. Cookies are not too sweet, and flaky with great peanut flavor. Not a fan of peanuts, then you can use walnuts or any other nuts you like. It is better to use roasted nuts – add aroma and depth of flavor. If you don’t have much time but you want a snack with minimum work, then give it a go! 😉

Peanut cookies
Makes 10 8-diameter cookies

  • Vegetable oil 100g
  • Caster sugar 80g
  • Egg 1
  • Salt 1g
  • Plain flour 225g
  • Baking power 4g (1tsp)
  • Roasted peanut, chopped 60g
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkle (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven at 180C. Line a baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Whisk vegetable oil and caster sugar together, then add egg and whisk again.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift plain flour, salt and baking power together.
  4. A the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, mix well. Finally add chopped peanuts and mix again (you will have a very oily dough, oil makes the cookies flaky).
  5. Roll 2 tablespoons worth of dough into a ball, flatten it with your fingers (about 1cm thick) on the baking pan. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
  6. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of each cookie. Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until it is slightly brown.