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Savoury salted roasted peanuts and onion cookies, a successful experimental recipe.

I was craving for something savoury but all I’ve got in the pantry were sweet, chocolatey stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sweet, chocolatey snacks but today in particular I wanted to nibble on something crunchy, fragrant and a little salty.

So I threw together some ingredients and made…salted roasted peanuts & onion cookies. Okay, I seriously have to work on naming my recipes better….can’t get more literal than that :P

# – Salted roasted peanuts and onion cookies.

Anyway, these cookies are so delicious! I can’t believe I managed to pull it off! With a gorgeous fragrance from the onions and sesame oil, they are crunchy and addictive!

Without further ado, lets check out how these simple but delicious cookies are made.

For the cookies:

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 160 grams of flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, sifted
  • 100 grams of butter, roughly chopped
  • 60 grams of salted roasted peanuts
  • 3 tablespoon of sesame oil


For garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon of coarse sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse salt or sea salt

# – First of all, dump all the finely chopped onion in a pan on medium heat. No need to grease the pan.

# – Then, throw in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and stir.

# – On medium heat, cook till the onions are caramelised and wilted. Set aside to cool.

# – Now pound the salted roasted peanuts till they’ve broken into tinier pieces. I would have used a food processor if I’ve got one ;)

# – Kind of like this. Set aside.

# – Now, sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl and throw in the butter.

# – Rub the flour and butter together till resemble bread crumbs.

# – Dump the peanuts into the flour & butter mixture.

# – Followed by the caramelised onions prepared earlier.

# – Pour 3 tablespoons of sesame oil into the mixture.

# – With your hands, just mix and knead everything together till combined into a dough, like this.

# – Form 24 flattened balls and place them on a greased baking tray. I used a silicon mat so it’s much more convenient ;)

# – Now this is optional, but it would definitely give your cookies a kick of flavours. Just mix a tablespoon of coarse sugar and coarse salt together.

# – Then sprinkle the salt and sugar mixture over the top of the cookies.

# – Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees celcius for 18 minutes.

# – Salted roasted peanuts and onion cookies, DONE!

# – I think they would be great with a bowl of piping hot creamy soup too but they are pretty perfect eaten on its own ;)

As I’m blogging this, 6 of the cookies have already vanished. Hopefully the BF will arrive home from work before they dissappear completely!

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