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Chinese Peanut Cookies
Chinese Peanut Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Traditional melt-in-the-mouth Chinese Peanut Cookies made gluten free using rice flour. They are a favorite during the Chinese New Year and popular throughout the year.

(Makes 40 cookies)

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 20
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
  • 2 cups shelled raw peanuts (300 gm)
  • cup rice flour (150 gm)
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar / icing sugar (90 gm)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil (160 ml)
  • White egg wash
  1. Place peanuts in a single layer on a shallow baking pan. Roast at 350°F (180°C) for about 12 to 15 minutes until just lightly brown. Remove and allow peanuts to cool.
  2. Grind peanuts in a food processor to as fine as possible.
  3. Pour into a large bowl. Mix in rice flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Pour in oil and mix well. Peanut and flour mixture should come together.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Flatten slightly before placing onto parchment lined baking pan.
  5. Brush top of cookie with egg wash.
  6. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for approximately 18 minutes.
  7. Remove and cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  8. Transfer onto wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air tight jar.