117 – Moroccan Peanut Cookies Recipe – Gluten Free Version

Feb 24, 2015 | Desserts, Gluten Free Recipes

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Ingredients :

  • 17 oz of unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Powdered sugar for decoration

Directions :

1- On low heat, roast the unsalted roasted peanuts in a pan for 5 minutes. If you are using raw peanuts, then you have to roast them until done which may take 20 minutes. Stir constantly.
2- Grind the peanuts in a food processor until you get a smooth powder of peanuts.
3- Mix together the peanut powder, the vegetable oil, the 1/2 cup of sugar, and cinnamon. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
4- Make balls, the size of walnuts, with the peanut mixture and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. If the peanut mixture starts sticking to your hands, wash you hands with water, dry them, then continue making the balls.
5- Pre-heat your oven to 350 F degrees. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.
6- Let the peanut cookies cool down before placing them on baking cups. Sift powdered sugar over the cookies.
Note: Handle the cookies gently because they are very delicate.

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