Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easy Peasy Peanut Cookies

I simply cannot understand why people choose to be nasty in the cyberworld.  I may or may not know you, but I think there's no need to get too personal over my blog entry.  I don't see a reason why you have to belittle my child's effort when I posted her somersault pictures here.  If you do know me in person and is unhappy with me, talk to me and see how we can work things out.  On the other hand, if we do not know each other, I see no reason why you should be nasty to my family.

I've said my piece so now it's back to what this blog is all about.  I made these peanut cookies for CNY.  It is so easy even my coming 4yo child can do it.


My little helper first shaped them into balls

Gave her a straw to poke the dough.  I like to watch them at work, always full of concentration.

These she made with mini choc chips



This was originally a peanut cookie but I changed it to include some ground almond in it because I don't want my youngest to indulge in too much peanuts.

Peanut Cookies
Ingredients
600g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
145g Caster Sugar *
400g Coarsed/Ground Peanut **
1 tsp Salt
400ml Corn Oil ***

* Originally calls for 225g Caster Sugar.  I used 145g Icing Sugar instead.
** I used 150g coarsed peanut and 250g ground almond
*** 400ml is just a guide, use 300ml first, then slowly add more oil if dough is still crumbly.  I used 100g melted butter and 250g oil.

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in coarse peanut, ground almond and sugar.
  4. Add oil and mix well till a dough forms.
  5. Shape into small balls and poke with a chopstick (I used a straw here)
  6. Apply eggwash (optional) and bake @ 170C for 15 - 20 mins

9 comments:

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

I simply do not understand why there is so many 'Keh Poh' people here. This is your blog and they do not have any rights to make any negative comments about your family!
I saw your daught's photo and very impress. She did it very well :)Well done!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

kids love cookie making. It's nice to see them enjoying helping out in food prep.
My elder will leave the table once the first tray is baked, she off she goes to eat them.
My 2nd will stay to the end.

Anonymous said...

Hi its very sad to hear idoit people saying nonsence. Dont worry what they say its their mouth. they are just saddist. secret admirer to ur blog with all the goodies cheers

busygran said...

Don't worry about such nasty people. There are many of them in the world! Just go ahead and blog all you want. I enjoy reading and I think your girl is kinda cute doing the somersault and cookies!

Vivian Pang said...

Great looking peanut cookies. Good idea top with chips. Good feeling especially they did a good job. Your little chef did very well!

Anonymous said...

Hi, i visit yr blog regularly, thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

Do not get upset, let them ruin yr day for those comments make by those "Small pple, Kaypo". If u do, they will never stop coming. Keep yr cool, dont even react to them, once they dont get your attention they know they have failed their mission.
Btw, i am using the same oven for almost 2yrs plus,the temp kind of gets irregular, do u face this problem?
Hv a gd day..just ignore those "itchy mouth,poking their nose all over pple's business".

Ade Ho

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

Your little assistant has done a good job!.. No wonder it's easy peasy !... No worries about these bo liao people in the virtual world.. guess they have nothing better to do..

Anonymous said...

Wow! your cute dd is doing a wonderful job shaping the cookie dough!
And yes, you should be proud of your older one doing that somersault,very impressive!

Please keep up with your good bakes/recipes and thanks once again for sharing !
I always consult your recipes for my meals. They are not only easy to prepare, but yummy and wonderful! Don't bother about those crazy people's comments.
Hugs and good day, cupcake

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%