peanut cookies

love letters 01"Mum..." I ventured, not five minutes after packing the last love letter into its jar "next week, can we make the bang bang?" Mum looked at me. Contemplated, for half a second, and then "No. Too messy." It made sense. The last time we made kuih bankit (fondly known as "the bang bang" at our place), our kitchen was covered in a fine mist of tapioca flour for days. A short pause. "Maybe the peanut ones?" she thought, aloud.

These peanut cookies are a sublime mix of crunchy, sweet and salty. Conveniently bite-sized, you'll find yourself reaching for just one more... and then another, and another, and before you know it, they'll be all gone!

Peanut Cookies

makes approx 120


100g butter
100g margarine
200g peanuts (roasted and ground roughly)
25g sesame seeds (roasted)
200g white sugar
200g plain flour
1 egg (separated)
whole peanuts (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan on).
21. Toss the butter, margarine, peanuts, sesame seeds, sugar, flour and egg yolk in a mixing bowl.


3. Rub the ingredients together. They will begin to form a dough. Knead the dough until it is shiny.


4. Using a teaspoon, scoop some of the mix up and roll it around in your hands to form a ball. Place the ball on a well greased oven tray and squish down using two fingers.
5. Here, you can either make a small indent in the cookie using the back of a chopstick, or stick a half peanut in the centre of each cookie.


6. Brush the cookies with egg white and pop in the oven to cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
7. Let the cookies cool on the tray. When they hit room temperature, loosen the base with a spatula or egg lift.


8. Enjoy! Mmmmm.... peanutty.....

4 bites more:

Anonymous said...

I just had some of your PEANUT COOKIES!!! THEY WERE FANTASTIC!!!

Keep up the good work.

P.S. You are welcome to cook for me anytime

P.P.S BEAN says hello!!!

P.P.P.S Oh this is not BEAN By the way. I am twice her size and weight!!! (Plus a little more cause of the cookies!!!)

shez said...

Hello friend of Bean!

Glad you liked the cookies :)

Simon said...

These must be so good when they're still warm! I've only ever had store bought ones and they've been alright.

shez said...

Simon: they're fantastic (and also good for giving you a sore throat & cough the next day if you eat too many straight from the oven). we only just finished eating our way through them - a batch makes a whole heap of bikkies!

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