Traditional Peanut Cookies

27 January, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Posted in » Crunchy Cookies, » Recipes | 11 Comments
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How time flies!! Chinese New Year is around the corner again… which means more baking!! Yeah!!
This year will be quite different for me as:

1.   This is the first CNY after I got married, which means no more Ang Baos to collect!!! Sad  But the good thing is I don’t need to give Ang Baos for the first year… hehehe

2.   All the CNY baking will be done in my own house… previous years the baking was done in my mummy house.

I can’t remember when it started… ever since the first time I made these peanut cookies, I have been making it for every CNY that it has become a tradition in my family and thus it’s named Traditional Peanut Cookies. These lovely cookies have a melt-in-the-mouth texture and gives out a very nice peanut aroma…



500 grams gounded peanut
2-1/4 cups corn oil
200 grams icing sugar
500 grams plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg, beaten for glazing
some roasted peanut halves


1.    Combine and mix all the dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl.
2.    Add in the oil and mix well until a dough is formed.
3.    On a work surface pressed the dough into a disk form, use a biscuit cutter to cut out each cookie and arrange on baking tray.
4.    Brush with egg and add a piece of roasted peanut on top of each cookie.
5.    Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
6.    Allow cookies to cool about 5 mins before removing from tray.



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  1. wow yumyum! I love anything peanut. Can you use peanut butter in this instead of ground peanuts?
    Would also be nice with chocolate I think? mmmm

  2. hmm… i dun think this recipe is suitable to use peanut butter to substitute the ground peanuts as it is the main ingredient for this recipe…

    maybe you can try to substitue abit of the corn oil with the peanut butter instead…

  3. Hi, wow i been looking for this recipe, thanks
    btw your grounded peanuts, do we need to fry it??

    • hi Sheeka,

      dun need to toast or fry it if u get those already grounded ones. but if u are grounding your own peanuts then u will need to fry it 1st, de-skined then ground.

  4. ok great will try this recipe for my hari raya. thanks babe

  5. Hi,
    wat cup u use for t corn oil?

    Thk U

  6. Hi,
    may i know wat cup u use for t corn oil.

    thk u

    • hi,

      i used those measuring cups, 1 cup is equivalent to 250 ml.

  7. Thank u karen

  8. Hi karen,
    can i use camel brand ground peanut w sugar.Do i need to reduce t suger to how much? I cant find ground peanut w/o suger at ntuc.

    Thank u

    • Hi April,

      u r welcome!

      the ground peanuts are usually placed together with the baking stuff…. it’s common so u shld be able to find them in ntuc….
      if really cant then u try the camel brand one and reduce the sugar to abt 20-30% depending on how sweet is ur tooth…. =)

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