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Thursday, January 22, 2015

CNY 2015 - Crunchy Peanut Cookies

I always prefer Melt In The Mouth Peanut Cookies but this year I tried the crunchy version cos' my grinder isn't functioning too well. I couldn't grind the peanuts until creamy. My neighbour used to tell me she likes the crunchy version more.
So this is another version of my Peanut Cookies with a little coarser peanuts instead of the creamy peanuts. Basically, for this recipe, the toasted peanuts are not grind until fine like peanut butter but more grainy.  The peanut and flour ratio is 1:1 which is slightly different from Melt In The Mouth Peanut Cookies.
Here, I toast the peanuts instead of frying.  Toasted peanuts give a more even colour than fried peanuts. Click here on How To Roast Peanuts?
Verdict - Good, cookies are crunchy, has a bite compared to the melt in mouth peanut cookies and does not stick to the teeth or mouth.  Taste wise, both versions are yummy and rather addictive.
Ingredients
[makes 4-5 small bottles]
950 gm peanuts - rinsed and drained

950 gm plain flour
320 gm icing sugar
1 tsp salt 
1 tbsp butter
200-250 ml vegetable oil
1 egg - beaten for glazing
  1. Spread peanuts on baking tray evenly and toast peanuts at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes on middle rack.  Cool and skinned the peanuts.  Ground peanuts until fine but not creamy.
  2. Transfer into a mixing bowl, add sugar, salt and butter.   Mix well, then add in flour in batches.
  3. Combined well then gradually add in oil [you may need all the oil].  
  4. The dough is ready once you can roll it into a ball and does not stick to the hand.  Rest dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Pinch a small piece and roll into a ball. Place on parchment paper, leaving some space in between.  Do the same until the baking tray is filled with dough.
  6. Press each ball lightly with the end of a chopstick.  Brush egg glaze evenly over peanut cookies.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove cookies to cool on wire rack before storing in airtight containers.  The cookies are very 'fragile', handle with care.

I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan and Feb 2015 Event Theme: 
My Homemade Cookies by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-host by Victoria Baking Into The Ether

Hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well In Flanders
and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House

14 comments:

Victoria Bakes said...

oh my oh my! kimmy, these are absolutely NEAT and cute!!! i can pop and eat these non-stop. thanks for linking up to Best Recipes! we sure look forward to more of your lovely CNY cookie bakes

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I see that the cookie baking has started and you are well ahead hee..hee.. I haven't started yet hah..hah... I think I would prefer this type of crunchy peanut cookies compared to the usual soft type.

Kimmy said...

Hi Victoria, you're welcome. There are several more to come and so far I'm happy with the outcome. I have baked Kuih Bangkit too but not posting it cos' I have shared the recipe some years back. I just updated it with some new photos.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I have to start and get it finish soon cos' I have to quickly get my brother's company accounts done. The quantity I made is quite substantial this year. I maybe going on holiday after CNY...

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hello Kimmy! How are you? Happy New Year and I'm glad to be back!

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Kimmy,
I like peanut cookies ...yours surely yummy! I will start my bake CNY cookies this weekend. ..

Kimmy said...

Hi Alvin, great to hear from you and Happy New Year to you too. Have been a very busy year for all of us. Time not enough to use. Will drop by to see you.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, peanut cookies are very popular with many of my relatives. Also my late father's favourite and he always requested that I make more of these. Remembered him so well whenever I make peanut cookies. Missed him very much.

Fion@轩宏妈 said...

These is my must-bake CNY cookies every year..love the fragrant of the peanuts hahaha
yours look very cute
thanks fore sharing with Best Recipes,looking forward more from you :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Fion, peanut cookies is also a must for my relatives. They come from outstation every CNY just to enjoy my cookies, Hahaha!.

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Omg, you are making so many bottles, you must be a cookies expert! I love peanut cookies too, but I have to control myself bcos it's very addictive and fattening :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Miss B, this quantity is still not enough for giveaways. Believe me, I only tried a few pieces while baking after that there are no more left in the house. All are given away as CNY gifts.

DG said...

Hi Kimmy,

I tried this crunchy cookies, it's very addictive just like eating nuts hahahaha ... Thanks for sharing :)

Kimmy said...

Hi DG, glad that your tried and like it. I know it is very addictive cos' my hubby finished a bottle before CNY. I had to hide some of my cookies lest that I don't have enough for giveaways. The melt in the mouth version is also very good.

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