Chinese Peanut Cookies (花生饼干) – Chinese New Year


Melt-in-your-mouth nutty Chinese Peanut Cookies are my Gugu’s all-time favorite. She would often send me the best Peanut Cookies she could find every Chinese New Year. This year however, I am going to send her some homemade Peanut Cookies instead.


Often also known as, “花生饼干”. These cookies are so rich and indulgent. Using Rice Flour instead of All-Purpose/Plain Flours makes the cookie even more melty when it hits your mouth. It also makes it gluten-free!

Be sure to use freshly roasted peanuts instead of rancid ones.


My advice for rolling out pastry is always to roll out between two wax/parchment papers instead of dusting it with flour. Excess flour will change the texture of the cookie, making it tough and flavorless.

Chinese Peanut Cookies
Make around 100 cookies
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  1. 100 grams of icing sugar
  2. 200 grams of grounded peanuts
  3. 300 grams of rice flour
  4. 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp. of salt
  6. 120 grams of chopped peanut bits
  7. 175 ml. of vegetable oil
  8. 1 egg yolk with a tbsp. of water for egg wash
  1. Mix in all the dry ingredients.
  2. Drizzle in oil and knead till well combined.
  3. Roll out the dough between two parchment papers till 1 cm thickness.
  4. Cut out using cookie cutter. Reroll till finished
  5. Egg wash them
  6. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 165C.
  7. Let it cool completely and store it in airtight container.
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