Sunday, February 3, 2013

Making Snowy Peanut Butter Cookies

Chinese New Year (CNY) is coming exactly one week from today. Lots of people here in Malaysia have started shopping jars of cookies to usher in the upcoming Year of Water Snake.

My husband and I were browsing for some cookies for CNY in local supermarkets last week but we're a bit surprised to find out that a jar of cookies can be quite pricey. My husband suggested that perhaps I should bake a little bit of typical CNY cookies this year. These days, making pineapple tarts seems too troublesome for me to do; so this time around, I decided to make peanut butter cookies.

This afternoon I finally baked some peanut butter cookies for our home and the recipe I used is adapted from Anncoo Journal's Peanut Butter Cookies recipe.

My first attempt in making peanut butter cookies.

Snowy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 200gr Unsalted butter, in room temperature
  • 160gr Peanut butter
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 150gr Icing sugar
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 240gr Flour
  • 50gr Peanut, chopped and toasted (sangrai)
  • Some icing sugar for decoration

Tutorials:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, peanut butter and vanilla extract using low-speed electric mixer until everything is well mixed.
  2. Gradually add in the beaten eggs into the bowl, in few batches, and keep mixing well.
  3. Slowly pour the flour and chopped peanut into mixture and fold well using the rubber spatula.
  4. Mould the cookies dough into desired shape and bake the cookies in a preheated oven (160 degree Celsius) for about 15 minutes.
  5. Once the cookies are cooled, sift some icing sugar on top of the cookies to create the 'snowy' effect. If you prefer less sweet cookies, you might want to omit this step or reduce the amount of icing sugar for the cookies dough.
  6. Store the cookies in airtight container to maintain their freshness.

What do you bake for CNY this year?

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover. This recipe can be seen in Sonia's CNY Delights Round Up (10).

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone. Huat Ah!

P/S: My Dad loves these peanut cookies and has been munching them whenever he has the chance.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, Thank you for trying this recipe. The cookies look pretty dusted with icing sugar. Did you pipe out the cookie dough? Perhaps next time can roll it into small balls and press them flat.
    Huat Ah!

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    1. Hi Ann, yes I did pipe out the cookie dough because I don't have the nose tip #1A as per your advice. But the cookies turned out great though! :-)

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