Monday, January 9, 2012

Grandma's Peanut Cookie (花生餅)

After the 2012 New Year, I have another New Year to celebrate in 2 weeks.  The Year of Dragon for the Chinese New Year falls on the 23rd in January.  Although I have been living offshore for many years, we still keep our Chinese Tradition to celebrate the New Year such as having a good feast on New Year Eve, giving kids the red pockets (money pockets) and visiting and greeting our senior for good health and prosperity.  As my husband family comes from Malaysia, they celebrate a bit differently to the way I was brought up.  After all these years of learning his culture, I now celebrate the New Year with a combined culture.  These peanut cookies come from my husband's grandma that she used to make many New Year's treats and sold them at the shop. When my husband was a little kid, he used to help her a lot in the kitchen that made him now a chef.  These peanuts cookies are my favourite Chinese cookies.

For the next 2 weeks, I'm going to post some tradition sweet treat for the Chinese New Year.  You are welcome to celebrate the event by sending a picture of your Chinese New Year cooking (sweet or savoury) with/without a link to Then I will post all on 23rd January (Australian time). Blogger and non-blogger are both welcome.  Let's celebrate our biggest festival together!    

Grandma's Peanut Cookies
(make about 27)

100g raw peanuts, roasted and finely ground
100g plain flour
30g icing sugar
30g caster sugar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup peanut oil
1 egg yok, for brushing

  1. Preheat oven to 175c. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Comine the peanuts, flour, icing sugar in a large bowl.  Make a well in the centre and slowly pour in the oil and mix in a sticky dough.
  3. Shape cookies into small ball shape, lightly flatten and place a halved raw peanut on top.  Brush with egg.
  4. Bake for about 8 minutes or until it's golden brown.



  1. These peanut cookies look delicious..A wonderful addition for the Chinese New Year.


  2. Those peanut cookies are so cute and they look delicious! Can't wait to see more of your Chinese New Year posts. I love reading about other cultures :)

    xo, Andrea

  3. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting


  4. I love hearing about family traditions and recipes...your cookies sound delicious.

  5. I like the raw peanuts added on top before baking. I love PB so does my son so we will have to give these a try!

  6. Ah yes, I know this cookie so well. Altho I'm not a great fan of peanuts, I'd eat this by the tons ... well, I used to, and then suffer the consequences of losing my voice the next day :)