Peanut cookies

Another cookie recipe, of my mother, for those looking for diabetic friendly snacks.

Peanut cookies

Time taken: 40 mins

Makes 28

Peanut cookiesIngredients:

  • Peanuts – ½ cup, coarsely ground
  • Multi-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Oats – ¼ cup
  • Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Vegetable margarine – ¾ cup
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Vanilla essence – few drops


  1. Heat the margarine and sugar in a saucepan till the margarine melts and the mixture thickens. Remove saucepan from stove.
  2. Stir in the oats and coarsely ground peanuts into the sugar and margarine mixture in the saucepan. Add a few drops of vanilla essence.
  3. Sift the flour with baking powder and cocoa powder. Add the flour to the rest of the ingredients. Add a little water so that it is easier to bring the cookie dough together.
  4. Divide the dough into 28 balls.
  5. Bake at 220⁰C/428⁰F for 15 mins.
  6. Cool before serving.

Recipe source: Raji Thillainathan.

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