The secret to the peanut cookies is the LARD


I bought a small container of peanut cookies last night. It costs me RM15! Doesn’t taste that good and it doesn’t have the L-factor. The above photo is my homemade batch of peanut cookies I made for Chinese New Year last year.

You can find the recipe in my MalaysiaBest food blog under Chinese New Year peanut cookies. It is really easy to make and cost wise, very cheap too. The only thing is it is very tedious waiting for the batches to bake. Normally, our household oven is quite small so we cannot bake big batches.


These are what I made last year. Several jars of the cookies. Imagine RM15 per jar, how much they profit they made? If you like to do it, try adding some lard to the cookies because it will make it really, really yummy. The biscuits will be crunchier and smell heavenly. Of course, make sure that none of them is given to anyone who aren’t suppose to eat pork and lard, ok?

I normally asked my neighbour who is a char koay teow hawker to give me a tiny bowl of lard for making the cookies. Lard is bad for health, ok? So, don’t indulge. Except for once a year, of course.

Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

4 thoughts on “The secret to the peanut cookies is the LARD


    (January 30, 2008 - 11:01 am)

    Hmm.. my bf misses his grandmother’s peanut cookies with lard, so i’m going to try baking it for the 1st time this Sat. By the way, can i just use only lard instead of normal oil? (same amount of oil u mention in the recipe?)

    If i don’t press the biscuits with round object, isit ok? I can’t find any circular object to use 🙁

    Anyway, Thanks alot to your recipe, really appreciate it!


    (January 30, 2008 - 4:13 pm)

    GG – Just a little will do, like two tablespoon because lard is very jelak. Moreover, they won’t keep well as they turn rancid very fast. Happy baking!

    GG (grace)

    (February 2, 2008 - 11:16 pm)

    Liliannnnnn!!! I’ve successfully made it today. My mum loves it, she says it’s just nice n suits her taste. I haven’t ask my bf yet, but i hope it’s a good comment. Thanks thanks thanks for the recipe. Btw, i’m in ur facebook list of frens too, if u’re curious who am i. 😉 Happy chinese new year!


    (February 3, 2008 - 12:57 am)

    GG – LOL, you sounds so happy and that makes me happy too. I bought some almonds and hope to find time to try making the same cookies but using almonds instead.

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