Its Eid! If you’re a traditional malay, you’d probably spent hours in the kitchen making traditional Eid cookies. Growing up in Malaysia, you’ll find hundreds of variety of cookies. From the traditional bahulu and kuih bangkit to the more modern ones like chocolate marble and london almonds, you could not celebrate Eid without at least having one of each, after all, they are only tiny bite size cookies!
So for this Eidul adha, I decided to go somewhere in between. Not too traditional and not too modern. Something easy and simple to make. Of course my all time favourite – peanut cookies…the ones that melt in your mouth, yum!
Adapted from Do what I like with slight modifications
Yields: 40 cookies
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
200g plain flour
100g icing sugar
100g veg oil or peanut oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk,lightly beaten with 1 tsp water for eggwash
1.Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Grease and line a baking tray.
2. Put 200g peanuts in a wok and dry fry over low heat till just about brown. Then put into a blender and blend till it forms into a smooth powder.
3. Mix flour, baking powder, ground peanut powder, icing sugar and salt in a big mixing bowl till well combined.
4. Add in 100g oil and mix till a piable dough is formed. Shape into a small 20cent piece coin.
5. Apply egg wash and put in the oven for 20mins or until golden brown.
Note: These cookies are meant to be very soft due to the icing sugar used. Once you remove them from the oven, do not disturb them. Let it cool down.