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9 Kuih Raya Recipes That Are Easy To Make & Totally Yummy

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Atiqah Mokhtar •  May 01, 2020

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[Updated 28th April 2022] Kuih raya is an iconic part of raya celebrations, and if you're still looking for easy recipes to whip up for your guests, we got you covered! These cookies are bound to keep your guests snacking on them endlessly this year! Credit: Giphy We've focused on pulling together a collection of recipes that are simple to make, don't require a lot of different ingredients, and won't require special cookie cutters or moulds. It's time to get baking!
1.Honey cornflake cookies
We're starting off our list with a classic that everyone's probably familiar with - honey cornflake cookies! Made with just honey, butter and cornflakes, you end up with a sweet bite-sized morsel that's totally more-ish. Top with colourful sprinkles for some added flair 😍 To make them, follow this recipe from Noob Cook - you'll have your honey cornflake cookies ready in no time!
2. German Cookies
German cookies are light, crispy cookies that are quite intriguing with their pale colour and simple ridged texture. The ingredients list is also surprisingly simple - just potato starch, icing sugar, butter and flour. The secret is in beating the butter and icing sugar at the start really well until it's pale and fluffy. Don't overbake them in the oven! Follow this recipe by Bisousatoi to make them.
3. Thumbprint cookies
Shortbread cookies with dollops of jam in the centre? Yes, please! Thumbprint cookies get their name from the indentation made in the middle of cookies that get filled with jam. Check out this recipe from Live Well Bake Often
4. Nestum cookies
If you enjoy Nestum cereal drinks or porridge, you'll probably love Nestum cookies too! Using this popular cereal will help give the cookies a crunchy texture that's super enjoyable, while the butter and vanilla give a wonderful flavour. Follow this recipe by Zoe over at Bake for Happy Kids for Nestum cookies - she also has a different recipe for extra crispy ones too!
5. Almond London
At some point, London Almond (or Almond London to some) cookies become THE fashionable kuih to serve in your home for Raya, and it's still pretty popular till this day! This cookie made with roasted almonds covered in dough and baked before being coated in chocolate and chopped nuts is a little more labour intensive than some of the other recipes on this list, but it's still very doable at home and you won't need any special equipment! Check out this recipe by Katherine Kwa on Youtube that shows you how it's done.
6. Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies make the perfect kuih raya because everyone loves them. Especially when they're small crispy bites filled with chocolate and chopped nuts (think something similar to Famous Amos cookies!). When you make these, your house is going to smell divine - these cookies won't last long! Follow this recipe by Pon Pon Production to make these delicious treats.
7. Peanut butter cookies
If you've never had peanut butter cookies, it's time to make them! The beloved peanut butter spread is mixed with flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and baking soda to make a delicious dough that's then shaped and formed into balls of dough that are pressed down with a fork before being baked. You end up with a chewy cookie with a crisp exterior that you won't be able to stop eating. Check out this simple recipe from AllRecipes for peanut butter cookies.
8. Crispy cornflake cookies
Cornflakes are used to make scrumptious honey cornflake cookies, but another take on cornflakes cookies are these crispy buttery ones! These cookies are made with a buttery dough with cornflakes mixed in, with additional cornflakes used to coat the outside before being baked to crisp perfection. The cornflakes give a great texture to these cookies that will keep you coming back for more.
9. Blueberry Cheese Tarts
Picture is only for illustration purposes. Credit: Shutterstock Love cheese tarts? Try out this recipe that will be hit for fellow cheese lovers like yourself! They may look complicated judging by their amazing look, but it's actually not too hard to make! You can learn this recipe from Messy Witchen. You can even change up your filling if blueberry isnt for you - replace with strawberry jam, chocolate, pineapple jam; the options are endless! There's nothing like the smell of Raya cookies baking to get you in the mood for Syawal, and with these easy recipes, anyone can get into the kitchen and start baking and making your own raya treats to enjoy at home! If you make extra, you can give some to your neighbours too 😋 Have fun baking and enjoying these yummy cookies!