Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s a recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies that you can enjoy during Chinese New Year:


  • 4 cups ground roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Prepare Ground Peanuts:
    Grind roasted peanuts until you get a fine, crumbly texture. Measure out 4 cups of ground peanuts

  2. Preheat the Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Combine Ground Peanuts and Sugar:
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground roasted peanuts and powdered sugar. Mix well.

  4. Add Peanut Oil and Shortening:
    Add the peanut oil and shortening to the peanut-sugar mixture. Mix until well combined. The mixture should come together into a dough-like consistency.

  5. Add All-Purpose Flour:
    Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the mixture, mixing until a cookie dough forms. The dough should be soft and easy to handle.

  6. Shape the Cookies:
    Take portions of the cookie dough and roll them into balls. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.

  7. Make a Thumbprint or Crosshatch Pattern:
    Use the back of a fork to create a crosshatch pattern on top of each cookie. You can also use your thumb to make a small indentation in the center.

  8. Brush with Egg Yolk:
    In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk. Brush the top of each cookie with the egg yolk for a golden finish.

  9. Bake:
    Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden. Keep an eye on them to prevent over-baking.

  10. Cool:
    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  11. Store:
    Once completely cooled, store the peanut butter cookies in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature.

  12. Serve and Enjoy:
    These Peanut Butter Cookies are ready to be enjoyed during Chinese New Year celebrations! They have a rich peanut flavor and a delightful texture.

Feel free to adjust the sweetness or add other ingredients like chopped peanuts or chocolate chips if desired. Enjoy your baking!

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