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AirBaked Peanut Cookies

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Peanut Cookies is one my favorite Chinese Lunar New Year treats (by now you'll realize that my list of favorite cookies has no ending! LOL) and I always thought it is a very difficult cookies to bake because peanut cookies is always much more expensive compare to other cookies.

This year I've decided to try baking Peanut Cookies and to wrap some in one of those fancy container to give to my relatives during the Chinese Lunar New Year. My weekend was really hectic as I started the day with a trip to Jadi baking store to shop for baking stuff and then baked up two types of cookies, Peanut Cookies and German Butter Cookies.

I was so happy with the result of this cookies and I can't stop munching on it! This cookies has the "melt in the mouth" effect...yay! And the best part of all, my darling boy also cannot stop munching on these Peanut Cookies. It is unbelievably easy to bake this yummy CNY treats, quick and easy recipe to follow. Happy Baking and Happy Chinese New Year!
AirBaked Peanut Cookies

250gm Peanut Butter (I used smooth peanut butter)
450gm Plain Flour (All-Purpose Flour)
150gm Vegetable Oil
90gm Icing Sugar (Original recipe: 110gm)
A pinch of Salt

1 Egg Yolk


  • Put all the ingredients in mixing bowl and mix evenly with hand until a soft dough is formed. 
  • Remove the frying basket and close shut the pull-out tray and preheat the AirFryer at 170°C. Line the frying basket with baking sheet.
  • Roll dough into small balls about 2-3 cm diameter and arrange them on the lined frying basket.
  • Then, glaze the surface with egg yolk and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the top is golden brown. (Tips: If you want a crunchy crust cookies then you can try baking a little longer.) 

Updated January 19, 2016: Baking for Chinese Lunar New Year 2016! No more buying Peanut cookies! Happy Chinese New Year!
(adapted from Eat.Play.Cook)

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  1. Dear Samantha, thank you for your recipe. I haven't try it out yet. Can I use the same recipe for oven bake instead of air fryer?

    1. Hello Sookhan,
      Of course you can bake it using the conventional oven at 180C for about 10-12 minutes (or longer) depending on how golden brown you want your cookies to be.

  2. hi, what brand peanut butter u use? i tried using skippy creamy peanut butter but its like so soft

    1. Hi Cherry,
      What do you mean by soft, cannot shape it?
      I used the peanut butter purchased from Jadi Baking Store (Bandar Puteri Puchong).
      I received few comments that those jar peanut butter is too oily - maybe you can look for one that has lesser oil content.

  3. Hi Samantha
    May I know how much oil content does your brand of peanut butter has?tia!

    1. Hi there! I'm not sure of the oil content as i bought mine from Jadi Baking Store. The packaging does not comes with the details. Sorry! If you have issue with sticky dough or too soft, you can add/sprinkle a little flour to make it easier for shaping.