Ria's Collection: ♥Crunchy Peanut Buttons♥ How we ♥ thee!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

♥Crunchy Peanut Buttons♥ How we ♥ thee!

Am I on a cookie spree? Maybe yes! Been baking a lot lately actually... I am definately not cribbing here now instead feel very proud of myslef ;) I mean who doesn't! Infact my cousin Roshini is coming down all the way from Trivandrum i.e; travelling nearly 600 kms (one way)to spend a week with me! And all what we are going to do is BAKE BAKE BAKE! Phew!

Make cookies out of 'em!
We had been planning this meet since MAY! Ah! Waited too much! Been revising our list of to-do things every week almost! And I guess we have pretty much finalised it! :)

Now onto the recipe, this is a one bowl very simple highly satifying cookies! The crunch in it is just AWESOME And I would dare say 'No one can munch just one'! :)
Crunchy Peanut Buttons
Recipe by my mom

Makes 3 dozen cookies

All purpose flour- 250g
Margarine-250g (make sure it's at room temperature)
Powdered sugar-250g
Peanuts ( without the skin) -250g

  • Roughly powder the nuts in a mixie.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and form 1/2 lime sized balls.
  • Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 180 degrees for 15 mins.
  • They might be soft, but will harden once cooled.
  • Store in airtight tins.
My dad ,bro & myself line up in queue near the oven whenever Amma bakes this cookie! It's one of those mildly sweet, crunchy delicious to the last bite kinda cookie

Warning: Super addictive!
Hope y'all have a beautiful cookie filled day!


Nithya said...

This looks yummm yummm... :) Wish I was girl next door.. I could have enjoyed all your yummy food.. :)

Jamie said...

Great cookies!! And one can never have too many cookies around. I am actually off to make a batch or two!

Rachel said...

you sure are on a cooking+baking+blogging spree! Love the buttons.

Divya Kudua said...

Hey sweety...thats one interesting recipe.Bookmarked..am gonna try it out once I am back from Ekm.Yes,we are leaving tonight,will be there for a few days.Will tweet you once am back.You really are on a blogging spree..;).Am finding it hard to catch up..:)!!!

Chef Jeena said...

I chuckled at that last pic hehe!

These cookies look so nutty and delicious Ria yum yum.

You will have such a great time with your cousin doing all that baking, make sure you blog some. :-)

Justin said...

i brought in cookies to work today and one of my coworkers asked me why i'd been baking so much lately, especially since it's so hot outside here. i wasn't sure how to answer, except that it makes me happy after a long day at work. and trust me, nobody is complaining about eating the cookies.

Suparna said...

hey Ria,
Have a great time with ur cousin :P and looking fwd to all ur enthusiastic baking posts :)
These buttons seems so crunchy and tasty...shall try these sometime :) loved the pics ....and dear BOOing isn't allowed ;)...just kidding :)
U rock girlie !
God BLess :D

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi! Love the cookies.Bookmarked dear.Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WooooW!Cute cookies!!!
Tempting click da!

Unknown said...

those look really appetizing for an afternoon tea!

Anju said...

Ria it looks delicious.

saffronapron.blogspot.com said...

Love ur enthusiasm. Wow! someone comes over for a holiday and u spend time together in the kitchen? you 2 are hardcore fanatics pf baking I guess. Cheers to that.
Had a doubt. I don't use margarine. What can I substitute that with. If I use butter, will the texture change?

Queen B. said...

ooooooooooo HELLO !!!!
Those look divine !! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fantastic! those cookies would not last very long at my place!

That last pic is awesome ;-P!

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend,


mathew said...

looks appealing..send me a packet over for my evening coffee..;-P

Subhie Arun said...

thats looks yummy yar..thx 4 sharing..u have wonderful collection..will follow on frm onwars

Parita said...

Hey Ria the cookies look fantastic!

Vera said...

These look super-delicious, Ria! I love crunchy cookies!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Crunchy and peanuts. That's an irresistible combination, Ria.
Btw, love your kitchen. :)

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you my dear lovely people!

Smitha - I haven't tried substituting butter for margarine, but I am sure that it will taste equally good. Maybe you could use unsalted butter :) If you try it, please let me know :)

Unknown said...

Sounds like you and Roshni has a great time :) Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of peanut-y desserts [I Know!!!], but yours sure looks great!! Love the last pic :P

Aps Kitchen said...

Ria i m new here luking at all ur baked goodies my mouth is watering.....nd this cookie m going to try today....i have everything at home....but m gonna make a small amount :P....love to visit u always...:)

Unknown said...

Hi Ria,

I tried this recipe out yesterday...and something very strange happened .... not sure if its because I used Butter ?
Well what happened was: the first batch that I baked came out with their shapes retained, but the second batch, they all bloated up and becamecame together to make single BIG cookie ... n were done in 2 mins (n I burnt them as I was expecting them to be done so fast :()...is this coz the temp was very high in the oven as I used it immediately after the first batch???? :( .. Do we need to rest the oven b/w batches? BTW I use a microwave and used the convection mode to bake this.
Please help.
P.S:The one's that did turn out unburnt were yummy and were the first edible cookies baked by me.Thanks to you :)!!!


Ria Mathew said...

Manju, thanks so much for trying! I don't think it's because you have you used butter here. It's ok to substitute as I do that sometimes now.

Some questions for you :)

1.Did you mix/play with the cookie dough while you were baking the first batch? If so, the warmth from your hands must have warmed the butter in the dough which will lead to the spreading of cookies.

2.Did you put the second batch of cookies onto a hot cookie sheet? If so, they will start to melt by the time you are done with placing all of them onto the baking sheet. Just let the sheet cool completely and then go on adding the cookies to bake.

No, the oven needs to be on in between the batches as it needs to maintain the temp.So don't worry, it will not affect the cookies.I cannot figure out how the second batch got baked in 2 mins :) Did you increase the temperature?

Just try and think if you did anything different between the first and second batch since the first batch came out well :)

Congrats on baking your first edible cookie and I'm so happy that you got the recipe from my blog :)

Keep it up!

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot for taking the time out to post a reply!! Means a lot...

Yes I did place them on a hot sheet, the same one where the first one's were baked (sheepish grin)... n I think what might have worsened the problem is that I was using a Borosil baking dish and it was very HOT after the first batch was done!!!Did not change the temperature though (as if what I did already was not enough :D)..So I think i got my answer...
The problem is since I use a microwave I am not sure if I can use a metal baking tray (not sure where to get them either, need to go hunting for them now i guess if I want to make great cookies that look great too :D)
Thanks once again Ria ... Im an enlightened person now :D
Also I have been stalking your blog for quite some time now, trying to decide what to try next .. will surely let you know when I do.
You doing a great Job!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Ria,

I baked a new batch of these this weekend as my 2 year old is asking for biscuits these days and I wanted him to have something home made.
Followed your instructions and they turned out beautiful and tasty...n all of us loved it!!!!!
Since it was for the lil one I replaced plain flour with whole wheat flour and its just as yummy!!!
I am jotting down recipes tried by me on my page, can I put this one there with your permission and with the reference to your blog?
Thanks in advance.

Unknown said...

Hi Ria,

Here it is: http://manjusrealm.blogspot.com/2012/02/crunchy-peanut-buttons.html

Do let me know how I can improve on the posts or the blog etc...
The blog is still a new born inspired by all you creative and talented bloggers out there

Unknown said...

Hi Ria,
They turned out very well... I had 5 hot cookies n another 5 after it was chilled.... My latest time pass these days is browsing ur blog.. Trust me this z de best blog I ve ever come across... thanku so much for de effort n pain u r taking...

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