Thursday, April 19, 2012

Peanut Cookies & Award


Peanut Cookies ... These bite-sized cookies are loaded with peanuts. They are slightly crunchy on the outside with the melt-in-the-mouth texture. This recipe is derived from these Sesame cookies. I got the idea of using ground peanuts instead of sesame seeds while preparing these sesame cookies. They turned out really good. Next time, I will add some chopped peanuts in the dough too. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did :)


Peanut Cookies
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Makes : 6 dozen

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm. ghee ( clarified butter )
  • 150 gm.  powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp.  vanilla essence
  • 190 gm.  plain flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 90 gm.  finely ground peanuts
  • Milk, as required

Method :
  • Melt ghee in a pan or microwave, let it cool at room temperature. Then refrigerate ( or freeze ) until it starts to turn solid. Remove and bring to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven at 180 C. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat ghee and sugar until creamy. 
  • Add egg & vanilla and beat well.
  • Sieve baking powder with flour.
  • Gradually work in the flour mixture and ground peanuts. Mix gently with hands until it comes together.
  • If the dough is too dry to hold, add little milk, a tablespoon at a time, until it comes together.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut them using a cookie cutter, place a peanut halve on top of each cookie. 
  • Arrange them on the baking tray, 1" apart. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from oven as soon as they turn golden.
  • Remove from the baking tray and let them cool on the wire rack.


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I've been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award from the very talented Jen of LoveFoodCookFood. She has a wonderful blog, full of delicious recipes. Please check out her blog, if you haven't already. Thank you so much Jen. I really appreciate that you thought of me :)

 

I would like to share this award with all my dear friends for their continued support. Thank you so much everyone :)


Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

43 comments :

  1. Wow! Lovely recipe! I love peanut cookies. It brings back memories. My parents would sometimes bought them for my sibling and me when we were little. Congratulation on your award!

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  2. Congrats on the award. The cookies look baked to perfection- nice and crisp. Love the peanut flavour in there.

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  3. Peanut cookies looks crunchy and yummy. Perfect for tea time snacks.


    Cuisine Delights
    My Monthly Event - Spotlight : "Healthy Breakfast Ideas".

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  4. Congrats for the award and this look so yummy and delicious. A perfectly baked snack treat. Very healthy for the kids. Bookmarked.

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  5. heavenly recipe...gonna make this soon.

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  6. hi ambreen, peanut is a tasty ingredient. i love your pretty looking peanut cookies, must be very flavorful, great for tea.
    have a nice day

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  7. Super elegant and delicious cookies..

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  8. Congrats on the award - much deserved :D
    And what delicious biscuits - the only thing I eat when I go to India!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. These look great! Makes me want a cookie right this minute!

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  10. crunchy munchy cookies...Is so want to have these now

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. Congrats on the awards. Cookies looks so yummy n delicious.

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  12. wow i love this flavourful cookies,luks yum...

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  13. cookies look so cute n delicious

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  14. bookmarked at the first sight itself....awesome recipe....

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  15. Elegant and super tempting cookies..yummy

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  16. Luv this cookies..perfectly made..Glad to be in ur blog

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  17. Never tasted peanut cookies..they look so perfect.

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  18. Great cookies - which I can eat all by myself :)

    Congratulation Ambreen. You deserve the award!!

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  19. they look amazing, congratulations on ue well deserved award too!

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  20. amazing cookies!i love that you've used ghee!...congrats on the award.

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  21. Wow Amreen! love the amazing & cute cookies. well done! =)

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  22. cookies luks perfectly done...never feels bore 2 eat...yummy.
    Maha

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  23. Hi Ambreen,

    Thanks so much for linking up your delicious recipes to Creative Thursday this week. These cookies look scrumptious. I can't wait to try the recipe.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  24. new to here.Nice to follow u.Pls do drop my space and join if u like.
    Cograts on ur award.Cute adorable cookies.I love the any dish with peanut.awesome

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  25. Hi Ambreen,
    I just love peanut butter cookies and your recipe looks awesome, sure wish I had a couple of those cookies right now. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Congratulations on your well deserved award. These cookies look so fluffy and delicious, perfect way to celebrate!

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  27. This looks really good! Who doesn't like peanuts..?!! Congrats on the award :)

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  28. These look so good! They kind of look like shortbread with peanuts. YUM!

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  29. Congrats on your Versatile Blogger award!!! And what yummy bites of goodness...love these cookies :)

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  30. delicious looking cookies congrats on the well deserved award

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  31. More tasty looking treats Ambreen!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  32. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe
    Tasty Appetite

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  33. The cookies look delicious and very elegant!! We are so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back!! -The Sisters

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  34. These do make for a great presentation, very eye catching. Also, I like the twist with the ground peanuts as well. This looks like a tasty diversion from the standard peanut butter cookies. Well done!

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  35. The cookies look amazing. I am a peanut freak. They make myh midnight snack on most occasions, so this is a very welcome recipe for me. Congrads on your award..!

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  36. Wow Cookies looks so inviting! Congrats on your award .Keep rocking

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  37. that looks so delicious and crumbly!

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  38. Cookies look cute and crunchy!Delicious!

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  39. Love this - reminds me of those almond cookies I used to get in China Town!

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