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Peanut Cookies

Source: The Mexican Gourmet
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Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  Makes 40 cookies
These cookies are from Veracruz, where peanuts are produced. They can be served for breakfast, a mid-morning snack or after dinner with coffee, hot chocolate or atole.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
7 tablespoons lard
1 egg
3 1/2 oz peanuts, shelled, skinned, toasted, and ground to a paste in a food processor
2/3 cup  sugar
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F .


Sift the flour with the baking powder onto a clean surface. Make a well in the center and add the lard and egg. Combine the ingredients with your fingers to make a smooth dough. Add the peanut paste and knead the dough lightly.


Roll the dough into balls about the size of a walnut and put them on a greased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Flatten the balls slightly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they turn a light golden brown.


Remove them from the oven and sprinkle generously with sugar while they are still warm.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 40 cookies
Calories: 78
Fat. Total: 4g
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 9g
Sodium: 8mg
% Cal. from Fat: 46%
Cholesterol: 8mg
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