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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Makmur Cookies

Ready to be baked: Just came out from the oven, yet to be powdered: My antique (haha!) Makmur pincer: This is my first Raya cookies. Hooray...! At least I have one kuih Raya....finally. Making cookies alone without any help is quite challenging and less exciting...well I miss Lela's company who was so jolly and get excited everytime learning new things.

The recipe is from Aunty Yochana:

(Makes 85 pieces)
250g Butter
100g Ghee
50g Sugar
1 Egg
450g Plain Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt (I prefer to skip)
A few drops of Green colouring

300g roasted Groundnuts - roasted and blended coarsely
120g Castor Sugar
3 Tbsp Creamy Peanut butter / Shortening / Cornoil
- Mix all together.
- Roll peanut fillings into small balls.

1. Cream butter, ghee and sugar till creamy.
Add in egg and a few drops of green colouring.
Add in flour, baking powder and salt and mix till a dough is formed.
Rest in the fridge for 30 mins.

2. Pinch some dough, roll thinly and wrap up with peanut filling.
Make into an oval shape and then use pincher to press into leaf-like design.
Place onto baking tray.

3. Bake in preheated oven at 150C for 20 mins.
Remove and cool a little before dusting with icing sugar.
Cool and store in airtight container.

a. Instead of peanut filling, you can substitute with dates or prune fillings.
b. There are quite a lot of leftover filling, perhaps can reduce to 200g peanuts.
c. Dough is very soft but easier to handle after left in room temperature for a while.


  1. Cun nyer kuih along ni... mcm tuan nyer.. sy punyer tak cun..nasib baik abis..hehehe

  2. Isyk, apa lak tak cun nya... along tengok serupa je yg zana wat tu...aik takkan dh abis, raya pun belum...

  3. So much work to pinch every piece of cookie..
    I used to go around every bakery supply shop looking for a leaf shaped cookie mould, but now I know they are shaped by hand and pinched. Thanks for sharing.
    I'll be making kuih makmur for Chinese New Year this year, but not yet..

  4. Wndyywy,
    You can also shape it round or oval & pinch it. Looks nice too.

  5. Kat mana jual penyepit kuih tu...akak cari merata supermarket tak jumpa. i really love the leaf shape

  6. Nor Badariah,
    Akak ni dari miri ke? Saya punya dah "antik" dekat 20 tahun dah saya simpan tu. Saya ada beli yg baru buat dari plastik. Akak kena rajin jalan2 kat supermarket & kedai kuih sebab bukan selalu ada.


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