Savoury salted roasted peanuts and onion cookies, a successful experimental recipe. - Narcissism is Necessary

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

  1. SL April 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    OMG these look sooooo yummy. I’ve always wanted to try savoury baking and this looks like a great place to start.

    Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. Allison April 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    OH MY LORD THIS IS AWESOME,thanks for sharing the recipe, I will definitely try this during my holidays! CANT WAIT I LOVE SAVORY cookies!!!!!!

    • Kimberlycun April 26, 2011 at 1:16 am #

      hope you like them, my BF said I could add some cheese next time, maybe you could try that too hehe

  3. flyingfish April 26, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    brilliant! :) i love savory cookies, and this is something i’d def try doing! thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Tien April 26, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    These are interesting! I bet they make awesome snacks :)

    • Kimberlycun April 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      thanks tien! they are quite good when you’re craving for something savoury!

  5. suanie April 26, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    hhmm i don’t know what savoury cookies are!!!

  6. hazel April 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm #


  7. Kaminski April 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    What an interesting recipe and yes, they look scrumptious! Shaolin Crunchies is a good name, lol…and yeah, the bf’s suggestion of cheese would also be awesome, and perhaps mustard too…lol
    Seriously, they look darn delicious..

    • Kimberlycun April 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

      hrmmm mustard, yums! i like the name, haha.

  8. Claire April 28, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    It sounds so wrong that it could just be right! You may just have started a whole new trend!

    • Kimberlycun April 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      thank you! they are very tasty and especially lovely dipped in hot creamy soup :D

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