Monday, January 20, 2014

Traditional Peanut Cookies

The festive seasons is far from over. Christmas may have passed but Chinese New Year is just around the corner and can't seem to wait to burst.

I don't usually make Chinese New Year goodies as most of them require a lot of hot oil and frying. However, these old-fashioned cookies are lovely and are my nephew's favourite. This recipe produces delicious melt-in-the-mouth cookies.

Making these cookies isn't difficult, really. The only tedious part is removing the skin from the roasted peanuts. If you do not live in an apartment, however, you could rub the nuts and blow the skin away. Do this outdoors, or course. That's how my mom used to do it.

Also, if you're roasting the nuts yourself, remember to measure out more than the required quantity and they will lose weight upon roasting.

Another tip: you may add the quantity of the flour or oil to adjust the dough consistency. If it is too wet and soft, add more flour. If it is too dry, add a little more oil. Simple.

Okay, so here's the recipe:

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! Gong Xi Fa Cai!