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6 Popular Kuih Raya Recipes To Whip Up At Home

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Atiqah Mokhtar •  May 15, 2020

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[Updated 9 May 2022] Raya is here! And it's the perfect time to bake-up some raya cookies for a little festive cheer. If you're looking for kuih raya recipes, we've rounded up some of the best for you, including a nutella tart recipe, pineapple tart recipe, and more! Credit: Giphy P.S. If you're looking for easier kuih raya recipes that are delicious and won't require special moulds, check this list out!

Popular Kuih Raya Recipes

1. Red Velvet Cookies

Melt-in-your-mouth flavours all blending into the perfect cookie, it's no wonder Red Velvet Cookies are so popular during Hari Raya! Plus, they're pretty simple to make too 😋 If you're looking to delight your guests this Hari Raya, you have to try this recipe out 😍 Ingredients:
  • 115 grams Daisy Margarine, at room temperature
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 195 grams all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 115 grams white chocolate, coarsely chopped into chunks 
Steps:
  1. Heat the oven to 180 Degrees Celcius. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Daisy Margarine and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add red food colouring and vanilla extract, then mix on medium speed to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.
  6. Add to flour mixture into the mixer and mix on low speed until fully incorporated. 1 to 2 minutes. 
  7. Add about 3/4 of the white chocolate and mix on low speed to combine. Scoop 2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes
Pretty easy, isn't it! 🤩 Trust us: the cookies will run out in no time 😋

2. Nutella tarts

Nutella Tarts became a craze a while back and remain super popular to this day. It's easy to understand why - a butter tart shell combined with a filling make with the delicious hazelnut spread? Yes, please! Watch this video by 5Thumbs that shows the full recipe and how to make them.

3. Pineapple Tarts

These cute balls filled with pineapple jam are delicious and easy to make. See the full recipe that's tried and tested by our very own team member Tiara! 

4. Cornflake cookies

You can't have a Raya without cornflake cookies! Especially since they're super easy to make - minimal effort for maximum enjoyment! Try this recipe from Rasa Malaysia to get a quick batch of your own ready for Raya.

5. Ondeh-ondeh tarts

If you're a lover of ondeh-ondeh (the traditional kuih made with pandan and palm sugar), you'll love the ondeh-ondeh tarts! Combining the same flavours, these tarts are made with a buttery dough that's flavoured with pandan which is baked before being filled with a yummy filling made with gula melaka. Top with a little grated coconut for the complete package! Get the full recipe here.

 6. Bangkit Cheese

You're probably already familiar with kuih bangkit, the delicate cookies that melt in your mouth. In recent years though, many variations of this traditional kuih have come about, and one that's become particularly loved is bangkit cheese! Made with cream cheese and grated cheddar, they add a yummy twist that makes the cookies totally irresistible. Adapted from: Kakbie Kitchen on FacebookIngredients 250g butter, softened 80g caster sugar 150g cream cheese, softened and at room temperature 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla essence 300g tapioca flour, sifted 200g cornflour sifted 1 tsp baking powder 50g grated cheddar cheese Directions
  1. Combine butter and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, cream until light and creamy.
  2. Add cream cheese and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Add eggs yolk and vanilla essence and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Add tapioca flour, cornflour and baking powder. Mix until dough forms. Continue kneading by hand until the dough is no longer sticky (if the dough still appears too wet, add more tapioca flour).
  5. Add grated cheese and knead into the dough by hand. Once incorporated, cover and leave dough to rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  7. Roll out dough to about a quarter of an inch in thickness. Using a cookie cutter of your desired shape, press out cookies, placing them on baking sheets.
  8. Bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Making these pretty Raya treats will be a great way to get into the festive mood and have delicious cookies to munch on for Eid. It's time to get your oven fired up and make these much-loved kuih raya!