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Chinese Peanut Cookies

Thursday, February 11, 2010

 

 

 

♥♥  Happy 2010 CNY !! ♥♥ 

 

Hehe, it’s been a while since i last posted in my blog. Well, it’s been a very hectic week;  with spring cleaning to do, facebook to play, and CNY cookies to bake. Haha, i’m amazed at the amount of job done. Phew, i have to say lucky it’s only once a year, it’s really back breaking tasks.

I’ve never bake Chinese peanut cookies before or even eat much before,  i found the powdery thick  texture a bit off-putting. It always makes me thirsty afterwards and of course water is drank, and you can imagine how bloated i’d feel. Just for this reason alone, Chinese peanut cookies never make it into my list of CNY baking.

Ahem, that changes after i found one recipe on the internet with many great reviews about it. And so, with equal amount of hope and misgivings, i decided to try it too.

Trying to lessen any waste, i cut the portion into 1/3 of the original recipe, thinking it won’t pain me too much if it’s a flop or nobody likes it. After a bit of mixing and baking, my small quantity of cookies were ready for tasting. After one bite, i started to regret. Why did i made so little? There’s not enough to go around. Hahaha!

And so the story goes on …. …..  ( baking …, baking …, baking …)

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 Chinese Peanut Cookies

 

Ingredients:

200 g                    ground peanut powder

200 g                    plain flour

1/2 tsp                  baking powder

100 g                     icing sugar

1/2 tsp                  salt

50 g                       coursely chopped peanut bits

160 g                     peanut oil

1 egg yolk + 1 tsp water for egg wash

 

Method:

1.    Sift in flour, baking powder, ground peanut powder, icing sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add in chopped peanuts bits and mix well.

2.    Add in peanut oil and mix till a piable dough is formed. ( Add the oil little by little to better gauge the dough texture, add more if necessary).

3.     Shape soft dough into mould, arrange onto baking sheet and apply egg wash.

4.    Bake in preheated oven at 170°C for 20 minutes.

 

♥♥         I used store-bought peanut powder with sugar added to it, so i reduced the icing sugar

              to 70 g. Same with the course peanut bits, they are store- bought too.

              Hehe, the results of my laziesness.

 

 

 

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