Kitchen Corner

January 28, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year!

Hello there! I'll be away for some time but before that I'd like to use my very simple yet traditional new year cookies to wish all my supportive readers a very blessed Lunar New Year! Beside, I'm submitting this to ""j3ss kitch3n" who are hosting the Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011).
I know this peanut cookie might seems like nothing special to everyone but it's only what I can do for this coming Lunar New Year. I've tried out different version of peanut cookie recipes and this is the one that specially make for my mum as she particularly likes the bits of crunchiness yet the richness of peanut taste. As for me, I like all kind of peanut cookies as long as it had the finest peanut taste in it. I thought adding more grounded peanut for the cookies dough would increase the flavor but it doesn't work for my experiment last year. I found out the peanut should actually roasted to a slightly darker color in order to get a better taste. You might think the peanut may burnt but it's not actually. It helps to produce very  flavorful cookies yet the proportion used is only 400 gram of roasted peanut with 600 gram of plain flour instead of 1:1 proportion. Beside, I purposely ground the peanut quite coarsely to suit my mum taste bud, and she is happy with that! 
Lastly, I would like to bless everyone who are reading this have a wonderful yet healthy New Year! I will be here again to update my latest news after March 2011. BYE!!


Recipe:
400g peanut
600g plain flour
220g sugar powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
300ml peanut oil
  1. Roast the peanut in the oven at 180C for about 15 - 20 minutes until dark brown color. Please watch it as every oven are vary.
  2. When the roasted peanut still warm, try to skin off the peanut by using both hands to rub. Then use hair dryer to blow off the skin. 
  3. Ground the peanut coarsely to remain some bits of nuts for the crunchy texture. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix the grounded peanut, plain flour, sugar powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda until well combine.
  5. Gradually add in the peanut oil and mix until well combine. You will get quite crumbly texture but will still able to roll into a ball with your hands by giving it a bit of squeeze.
  6. I use 1 teaspoon measurement for each portions. Roll them up into balls then roast in a 175C preheated fan oven for about 13 minutes. Take them out and brush some egg yolks on top of each peanut cookies and continue to bake for another 10 - 12 minutes. 
  7. Let it completely cool on a wire rack before fill them into a cookies container. Enjoy! Happy Lunar New Year!

36 comments:

j3ss kitch3n said...

these look gorgeous grace and thank your for participating!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Grace, I just baked my peanut cookies today! I took your advice and roast the peanuts until darker brown. :) however I made a mistake of adding too much powder sugar....so turned out a bit sweet. :P Guess next year I will use your recipe. ;) looking forward to see you when you return, take good care yah! Happy Chinese New Year my friend!

hanushi said...

Nice cookies, grace...

Happy cny to u in advance!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

These look so dainty and well made.

Anonymous said...

Grace, GONG XI FA CAI to you!

Alice

edith said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le Grace. Enjoy your hols.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Beautiful! Great minds think alike! I made peanut cookies for CNY, too! Haven't written about them, though.

Btw, if you're gonna be back in KL on Feb 12, lemme know, ya?

Gong hey fatt choy!

Anonymous said...

can i buy the peanuts that come without skin to roast? wouldn't that save the effort of having to remove the skin after roasting? Kelly

The Sweetylicious said...

nice!! (: (: this year, i dont get a chance. perhaps after cny, i'll definitely try it since i've got peanuts at home (: (:

martina said...

Happy Lunar New Year to you! These cookies look very yummy... I have to find out :)
Have a great time, we will miss you
see you in March
Martina

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Small Small Baker said...

Happy Rabbit Year, Grace! Will miss you when you are not around. Be back soon! :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
So happy to know that you're still doing some baking and posting too! Peanut cookies seemed quite popular too! I've tried baking them this year, and I actually like them! :) Thanks for sharing your recipe too!
Here's wishing you, your family and Eric a happy, prosperous and healthy new year!

CaThY said...

I love peanut cookies :)

Blessed Homemaker said...

It had been a long time since you last posted, glad to see your entry again :) Happy new year too!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Grace, finally you are back on posting! Your peanut cookies look great,I have not tried baking myself peanut cookies but I love the one selling at BT Timah market, really yummy,best of all I have tried.

Aimei said...

Happy Lunar New year Grace! Enjoy your new year. :)

natasya said...

Grace,
Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you.
Thanks for your blessings and may you have a good break. See you when you get back.

Swee San said...

Traditional peanut cookies seems to be a must every year. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This is one type of cookie must have during CNY. Your look good. Gong Xi Fa Cai !

Delphine said...

Hi Grace,

Wishing you & Family A Very Happy Chinese New Year With Good Wishes Too!! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

ICook4Fun said...

I made this cookie the very last. If not it will never last till CNY. Wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Grace Wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Cooking Gallery said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai...! Have a wonderful Rabbit year ahead :).

quizzine said...

Happy lunar new year to u and your family! I can smell the fragrance of peanut over the screen, will bookmark this recipe :))

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours. Wish you are having a greatest celebration ;)

Yenny Chai said...

Thank u so much for sharing this recipe, I baked this 2 days ago, it's so nice. Happy CNY to u & family

Jo said...

Happy CNY and hope you had a great one so far. The cookies look really good and what is CNY without peanut cookies eh!

olivia said...

These cookies are sure a gem... so tempted to try out...soon... thanks for sharing the recipe

encintura said...

¡Hello! I have just discovered your blog, googling for "perfectly square bread loaf", and I'm glad I did, because you have very good recipes with detailed explanations and good photos. So you've got a new suscriber, from Spain. Thank you for your great work!

Cheers,
Nikk

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Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know if sugar powder is icing sugar?

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Anonymous,
Yes, it's the same.

Anonymous said...

oh thanks so much for our answer. Cant wait to try this recipe out :)

Kitchens said...

Hello,Peanut cookies appeared popular ! I have tried baking them this year, and I actually like them!

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