A delicious Vietnamese sweet that combines salty and sweet flavors.  This combo is really catching on in the Western countries.

Salty Peanut and Sesame Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground peanuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar caster or superfine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 oucnes butter room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk lightly whisked
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  • Sift flour, peanuts, sugar and salt into a bowl. Mix in butter, using your fingers (fun!).
  • Place dough on a work surface and knead lightly. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into circles with a 2 inch biscuit cutter. Place on baking tray and brush with egg yolk. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Place tray in fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove tray from fridge and place in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Enjoy!

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