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Chinese-Style Peanut Cookie

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"These plump little almond cookies are easy to make and call for ground peanuts, corn flour, and vegetable oil. "
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1 h servings 59
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the peanuts, flour, corn flour, and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl until well-combined. Make a well in the center of the peanut mixture. Slowly pour in the vegetable oil and mix with the peanut mixture to make a wet, slightly sticky dough. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie, and roll into balls about 1/2-inch in diameter. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheets, and brush each with egg yolk, if desired.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool on racks.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 59 calories; 3.5 6.3 0.9 4 < 1 Full nutrition

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I've never had a Chinese peanut cookie before, so I'm not sure how they're suppose to taste. However, I made this recipe and did not like the cookies at all. They were way too sugary! The dough ...

I think the recipe is too sweet. I slightly modified the recipe to one cup ground peanut and one cup flour and 3/4 cup sugar. I do like the soft melt in the mouth texture thanks to the corn fl...

I normally make these as written with the exception of some almond oil if the dough doesn't come together depending on the weather and like it, but today tried it with cashews and they are borin...