This recipe originated in Nigeria and makes about 2 dozen cookies. It uses the in Africa very commonly grown peanut.


cup butter or margarine

2/3 cup sugar

1 egg (beaten)

1 cups sifted flour

tsp. salt

tsp. baking powder

tsp. vanilla (optional)

cup shelled roasted peanuts


Cream the butter and sugar together until well blended. Add beaten egg and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder and then add to the creamed mixture blending well. Add vanilla.

Spread the peanuts on a board and crush them coarsely with a rolling pin. Forn the dough into a ball and set it on the crushed nuts. Then with a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into the nuts. Turn the dough so that the nuts are spread evenly into it. Roll out to inch thick. Cut into rounds. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 12 to 15 minutes at 375 F.


Makes 24 cookies.


country : Nigeria

course : cookies


source : African Cookery : A Black Heritage / Annette Merson