If there’s one time of the year that your favourite stand mixer is being put to good use, we’d safely bet that Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and Deepavali would be one of those instances! In less than a month, Hari Raya Aidilfitri will be widely celebrated by muslim around the world. What’s not to love about Hari Raya festivities if it isin’t for the savoury food and the sweet kuih rayas? From the likes of Kuih Tart Nenas, Almond London, Kuih Makmur, Biskut Suji to the all time favourite Biskut Sarang Semut, there’s definitely something for everyone.
For this raya cookie edition, we’re going a little bit a little bit buttery, crumbly, with a warm almond flavour – almond cookies! A hot favourite during festivals like Hari Raya, once you pop one in your mouth, it’s hard to stop yourself from taking a second, or third helping. A family recipe lovingly contributed by Malaque Mahdaly, this recipe is easy to make, a family favourite, and even if you don’t want to use almonds, you can substitute it with chopped cashews or walnuts!
Tip from Malaque: You might be tempted to eat the cookies right after they’re done, but you absolutely have to let these cookies cool first before doing anything with them. Otherwise your cookie creation will crumble easily!
This recipe yields about 80 to 90 small almond cookies. Enjoy!