Last week my husband requested me to make some cookies for his colleagues at work since he will be away on a overseas work for a couple of weeks and won't be in Singapore this coming CNY holidays. I admit I'm not very familiar with traditional Chinese goodies so I tried to stick to recipes I've tried before like Pineapple Tart and Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. I also made Cashew Sugee Cookies and Peanut Sesame Cookies. For the Peanut cookies my youngest son offered his help by shaping the cookies in a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon. I was happy he helped me out or else it would take me forever to finish everything.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Peanut Sesame Cookies
200 g flour
180 g icing sugar
60 g cornflour
1 tsp vanilla extract
30 g roasted sesame seeds (I used black)
180 g roasted peanuts
200 g butter
Finely chop peanuts and sesame seeds in food processor.
In a bowl, sift plain flour and corn flour.
Put butter, icing sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until sugar is just dissolved. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
Add the plain flour, cornflour, peanuts, sesame seeds and mix until dry ingredients are just moistened.
Shape into small balls and arranged on lined baking tray. Brush with beaten egg yolk and decorate with halved peanut.
Bake at 180 C for 10 minutes.