Peanut meltaway cookies

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes about

    24

    cookies

Appears in

Jackfruit and Blue Ginger

Jackfruit and Blue Ginger

By Sasha Gill

Published 2019

  • About

These cookies are quick to make and, somewhat unfortunately, they tend to disappear rather quickly as well. They really do just melt away in your mouth! That’s why I like to make quite a large batch in one go. The amount of oil you need will depend on the quality of your rice flour and how oily your peanuts are, so add it gradually, a little at a time, just until the dough holds together when you squeeze it between your fingers. Adding too much oil can make the cookies too delicate and crumbly.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • cups (200 g) roasted peanuts
  • 2/3 cup (110 g) rice flour
  • 2/3 cup (80 g) icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • handful of halved peanuts

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Pulse the peanuts in a food processor just until they resemble sand. Do not over-blend or you’ll end up with peanut butter! The best way to avoid this is to blend the peanuts in 2–3 batches so that the nuts nearest the blade don’t get too finely ground.

Transfer the ground peanuts to a mixing bowl, sift in the rice flour, icing sugar and salt and mix well. Slowly pour in the oil, bit by bit, until the dough holds together when you squeeze it between your fingers – you might not need to use all the oil. Scoop out teaspoonfuls of the dough, roll into balls and place on the baking tray.

Make a glaze by stirring together the soy milk and agave syrup. Place a peanut half on each cookie, brush with the glaze and bake for 10–12 minutes until golden. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tray.