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Hari Raya Cookies – Kueh (Kuih) Makmur




By Aziza Noor


Of all the traditional cookies for Hari Raya (Lebaran) celebrations, kueh makmur is undoubtedly a big hit with many. These delicious eggless, easy-to-make, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are made with a pastry that has only butter and flour, with some water, a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla essence. If eggs are low in stock during this festive season and you want to bake your family and friends some good cookies, then kuih makmur is your answer.

Kueh (Kuih) Makmur Recipe


350 grams plain flour

200 grams butter or margarine, melted

3 tablespoons cold water

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

¼ teaspoon fine salt

50 grams roasted peanuts, coarsely grounded

30 grams fine sugar

1 cup icing sugar



How to make kuih makmur

For the filling, combine peanuts with sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Sift flour with salt into a large bowl; mix in melted butter and knead well.

Add water mixed with vanilla essence and continue kneading until you get a firm dough which doesn't come apart.

Preheat oven oven to 160°C to 180°C.

Break off a small mound of dough, make a well in its center and spoon a little peanut filling into the well. Seal the edges by pinching together.

Pinch a leaf pattern on each side of the pinched edges with a pair of pineapple tart pincers.

Place kuih makmur on a greased baking tray and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes or until kueh makmur are cooked.

Remove from oven and when cookies are not too hot to handle, roll them in icing sugar.

Store cooled kuih makmur in an air tight container. Enjoy!


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kueh (kuih) makmur recipe