Peanut Cookies


This is a dish ascribed to Malawi.

This recipe contains the following types of ingredient: eggs; dairy and honey; plants and fungi.


150 g
self raising flour
57 g
margarine or butter
75 g
FAIRTRADE raw cane sugar
hens egg
100 g
FAIRTRADE salted peanuts
a little



If using whole peanuts, skip this step.

Separate 75 gm of peanuts and chop or crush as desired. (Rolling pin over nuts in a plastic foodbag works well).

Mix together the prepared nuts, flour, butter, sugar.

Add the egg and just enough milk to make a stiff mixture.

Put one dessert spoonful at a time onto a well greased baking sheet and flatten slightly.

Keep them well apart as they flatten during cooking.

Sprinkle the rest of the peanuts on top.


Bake in an oven pre-heated to gas mark 5 (190 °C; 375 °F) for 15 to 20 minutes until pale brown and golden.

To serve

Allow to cool before consumption.


a) 50 gm FAIRTRADE Sultanas can be added to the mix.

b) To make this into a vegan recipe, omit the egg and milk, and use a ripe FAIRTRADE banana in place of the egg.

c) Use FAIRTRADE Cashew Nuts in place of the peanuts.

See also:

Anzac Biscuits

Apricot and Almond Cookies

Armenian Cookies

Date and Walnut Cookies

Sunflower Cookies