Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies

Today I’m sharing a sweet recipe with you that reminds me a lot of my Asian family. It’s a recipe for Chinese New Year’s peanut cookies. Chinese New Year is a 15-day festival that begins with the first new moon of the first lunar month and concludes with the first full moon. It is a very family-oriented celebration in which people return home to celebrate the start of the year with their loved ones. It is a celebration rich in traditions and symbolism, and the food eaten these days is rich in meaning. For

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Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies

Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies recipe

I'm going to share a simple recipe for these vegan and gluten-free peanut cookies. There are traditional recipes that are very rich, but they use lard and a lot more sugar. They become too greasy and sweet for my taste. Of course, they're delicious!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 250 g Cacahuetes molidos
  • 100 g Azucar glass
  • 200 g rice flour
  • 150 ml sunflower oil


    1. If you purchased uncrushed peanuts, the first step is to grind them until they are very fine, similar to flour.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground peanuts, rice flour, and icing sugar. Before proceeding to the next step, thoroughly combine these ingredients.
    3. Pour in the oil. It is preferable to add little by little and mix everything with a spatula to avoid staining our hands. It must be a consistent dough from which to shape the cookies.
    4. When you have the dough, take a piece and round it with your palms. You can give it any shape you want, but this is the simplest and easiest.
    5. Lay out the peanut balls on a baking sheet. To keep them from sticking, I always use an oven-safe silicone mat. Greaseproof paper can also be used. Bake for 15 minutes at 180o.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 123Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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