Hari Raya has almost always been about the traditional cookies like kuih bangkit and cornflake cookies, but how about trying something new this year? Add a creative spin to your Raya baking with these newfangled recipes below:
1. Red velvet chocolate chip cookies
Who says no to anything that is red velvet with chocolate chips? These cookies will have your guests coming back for more. Click here to see the full recipe.
2. Nestum and pandan cookies
It’s always a joy to incorporate ingredients that we grew up with, just like these Nestum and pandan cookies. These taste just as good as they look – the marriage of pandan and Nestum create a memorable experience with each bite. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to try this recipe now!
3. Sago and cheese cornflake bites
Made from Edam cheese, cornflakes, and sago, this crunchy and cheesy biscuit is bound to be a favourite among the kids. You can check out the full recipe here.
4. Oreo crunchy cookies
Oreo biscuits taste good on their own. So what’s stopping you from incorporating them as an ingredient for another dessert? These Oreo crunchy cookies recipe is definitely on the top of our must-try list.
5. Chocolate pineapple tarts
Pineapple tarts don’t need to be golden and buttery; they can be chocolatey as well! Here’s a creative recipe that incorporates dark chocolate to give a unique twist to the crowd favourite. Click here for the full recipe.
6. Peanut butter chocolate sandwich cookies
Creamy peanut butter sandwiched between two dark chocolate cookies – what more could you ask for? This is such a festive treat! Full recipe here.
7. Chocolate mint thumbprint cookies
Mint and chocolate are one of the best combinations in the world. We’re sure this recipe will taste as heavenly as it sounds.
Baklava is a famous Turkish pastry that is loved by many all over the world. Made from layers of filo dough and pistachio, the pastry is served with thick syrup. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds, as you can refer from the recipe here.
9. Almond pandan cookies
Here’s another pandan-based Raya biscuit, using grounded almonds as the key ingredient. It’s simple and doesn’t take more than an hour to make! Here‘s the full recipe.
10. Colourful lamingtons
The lamington cake originated from Australia and it’s mainly small sponge cakes coated in chocolate sauce and desiccated coconut. Put a Raya twist to it by using pandan paste as well. Full recipe here.
11. Green tea checkerboard cookies
This is a blend of green tea and vanilla. Don’t be intimidated by the design of it, because you only need less than 45 minutes to make one batch! Full recipe here.
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written by Esther Chung