These Chinese peanut (not peanut butter) cookies are a really fun treat during Chinese New Years. It’s made from ground up roasted peanuts, so the texture is sandy and more like a peanut shortbread cookie rather than a peanut butter cookie. It’s going to be an amazing treat for anyone who likes peanuts in their dessert.

Chinese Peanut Cookies Recipe

(Makes 10-12 cookies)

  • 1 cup peanuts, reserve 12
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar t
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/4 cup oil

Directions

  1. Roast peanuts at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until fragrant and golden brown. Let cool. Turn oven down to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a food processor, grind the peanuts until fine. Add in powdered sugar, flour and shortening. Pulse until combined.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in oil.
  4. Use spatula to press dough together. If dough seems dry, add in a bit more oil.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop onto sheetpan. Top each cookie with one peanut half.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cookies are golden brown. Cool before serving.