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Peanut Cookies


1/2 cup butter or dalda
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
a few drops vanilla essence
1/2 cup roughly ground pea nuts for mixing
3/4 cup roughly ground peanuts for coating

Sieve flour with baking powder twice.
Cream butter and sugar. Then add eggs together beat till fluffy.
Gradually add flour then the peanuts.
Add vanilla essence. Knead the dough lightly with hands.
If too soft keep it in the fridge to become hard.
Make small lemon size balls.
Then roll them in peanuts and decorate each with a cherry half on top.
Place the balls on a back of greased tray.
Bake for 25 to 40 mins at 200C or 350F or gas mark 4 or 5.

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