Tor Tau Piah (Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies)

    I grew up eating this classic peanut cookie in Malaysia. My mom's recipe is similar to those online but the best quality is the one that melts in the mouth.

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    • Cookie dough
    • 300g all plain flour
    • 300g raw ground peanuts
    • 150g ground peanut oil (use the vegetable oil if you don't have the ground peanut oil)
    • 120g fine sugar (or just plain sugar is ok)
    • a pinch of salt
    • a pinch of baking soda
    • Egg wash : an egg yolk


    1. Roast the raw peanuts in the oven for 15 minutes. Let them cool for 40 minutes. Remove the skins. Grind the peanuts but make sure that they are coarse, not smooth. We are not making peanut butter, remember!
    2. Mix all ingredients together (minus the egg) in a bowl and gently stir the mixture until it turns into a cookie dough. The baking soda is used to make the cookies crunchy.
    3. Make small balls and place them in a non-stick baking tray (or grease your ordinary tray with the oil).
    4. Gently brush the egg wash on the balls. Then, use a drinking straw to make a light dent on the balls (skip this part if you wish).
    5. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 13 minutes exactly.
    6. Remove the tray from the oven and let the cookies cool down for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy your hard work!!!


    I left my cookies cool down for one hour.

    See it on my blog

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