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)
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.