Chinese Peanut Cookies 花生酥huā shēng sū


I’ve made these Chinese cookies trying to get my 5-year-old daughter to continue taking the crunchy and delicious peanuts at home. She has recently refused to take peanuts or any nuts after being brainwashed at school. “Nuts free” – you can’t get away with the slogan whenever you step in the classroom/campus (which is totally understandable). What a pity if you would have to miss these beautiful nuts because they are enriched with so many health-benefiting nutrients essential for optimum health and wellness.

Makes 60 pieces   

Recipe adapted from Mykitchen101

  •  350g                    raw blanched peanuts, 去皮生花生
  • 300g                     plain flour, 中筋面粉
  • 100g                    icing sugar, 糖粉
  • 1/4 teaspoon     salt
  • 150g                     peanut oil (or any cooking oil)

 For egg yolk wash

  • 1 egg yolk            room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon     water in room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons     blanched peanuts, halved (for decoration)ingrdients


  1. Preheat the oven to 170℃. Spread the blanched peanuts in a baking tray and bake for about 15 minutes or till golden brown. Set aside to cool. Use a food processor to process into finely ground peanut. Place it in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine plain flour, icing sugar and salt in another mixing bowl and sieve into ground peanut and mix well.sieve flour
  3. Add into oil. Use your hand to mix them well to make a dough.mixing flour
  4. Preheat the oven to 170℃. Take out 15g of dough, use your two palms to press it firmly and shape gently into a ball then place it on a lined baking tray. Do the same with rest of the dough. Use your index finger to gently press down the ball to create a ‘well’. shape ball
  5. Mix together water and egg yolk. Brush the dough top with some egg yolk wash. Place halved-peanut on the top.egg yolk wash
  6. Place the baking tray in the middle deck of the oven. Bake at 170℃ for 20 minutes or till they become golden brown. Cool completely on a cooling rack before enjoying.baking

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