Sunday, February 14, 2010

Welcome Tiger Year !!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers of my blog a very Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year. May this year of TIGER bring all of us luck, health & happiness!!! wu...huuu...!!! Ya and before I forget, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all the lovers all over the world... muakss!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peanut Cookies

Hello all, here is my version of melt in mouth peanut cookies. I made these for Chinese New Year and it was one of the must have item for my family. I bet once you've try it, you'll surely feel in love with it...! **huh! so proud ya**

Since the Chinese New Year is approaching, I would like to wish all my friends who read this and all the bloggers out there who celebrate CNY a Happy and Prosperous year of Tiger. My wish for the new year is to cook and bake more. Trying out more recipes and share my cooking with all of you.

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Jars of yummy melt in mouth peanut cookies.

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Aren't they look good as a gift for relatives or friends?

I first bake my peanut cookies using the recipe I got from Agnes Chang Recipe book. But, I found the peanut cookies are a bit too sweet and hard for my liking. I like the peanut cookies to be soft and the melt in mouth type. Not too sweet and more peanut aroma. After a few bakes and I edit the recipe before came out with this perfect peanut cookies recipe of mine. The cookies are full of peanut aroma, soft and not too sweet but it's easily breaks. So, make sure you really handle it with care..hahaa!!

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The most important ingredients for making peanut cookies are the peanut we use. I prepare my own peanut. Clean and dries them under the sun before I fry them in the wok with low - medium fire till they are cook thoroughly, until I can smell the peanut aroma all over the kitchen and it's colour turn light brown (becareful, not to burnt it!!). Some people they roast it in the oven but I prefer to stir-fry it with wok.

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Look what I found in the peanuts I bought for making the peanut cookies?? All those rotten peanuts, peanut shells and there are even stones in it...

I choose and pick up all the rotten peanuts, stones and etc..before I raise the peanuts under the running tap water. Place the clean peanut in a basket and dry them under hot sun before I fried it. Unskinned the peanuts before we grind it with blender. I grind it until fine, it's very important for produce the fine & soft peanut cookies.

**For those who are interested to try out this recipe please leave me message in the comment with your e-mail address. I will e-mail the tips & recipe to you. Thank you!

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I'll be away and not free to online for 2 days and I post the Peanut Cookies Recipe here for just in case some of you would like to give it a try.

Here we go ...

Ingredients needed:

600g fried peanuts, removed skin and grind finely.
375g flour
350g icing sugar
1 tbsp butter, soften at room temperature (*optional - but, the cookies will be more fragrant with it)
2 tbsp peanut butter (creamy) (*optional - but, cookies will be more peanut aroma if we add it)
peanut oil for mixing
1/2 tsp salt (taste the dough and add more if it's not salty enough - I put 1 tsp*)
1 egg, beaten with pinch of salt for glazing


1. Shift flour and icing sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add in the grind peanut, butter and peanut butter, mix well. Slowly add in peanut oil and mix until it can form into soft dough, (I didn't measure the oil, just mix it slowly until the dough can roll into ball without breaking. Becareful,don't over mix the oil*) (Use a wooden spatula to mix it before using our hand...the dough will be oily and sticky at first)

2. Form into small balls, place onto a greased baking pan, or we can lined the pan with grease paper. I press top of the balls with a small round shape mould (Can use pen cap*) Glaze with beaten egg.

3. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180c for about 20-25mins till it crack a bit and golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool before storing them. (Let the cookies cool before moving them into container as the cookies that's still warm breaks easily*)

Happy trying and let me know the result !

P/S: If you like the bite of sugar in peanut cookies, just replace it with Castor Sugar instead of using Icing Sugar ***

Gong Xi Fa Cai !



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