Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Kueh Makmur



250 gm. Butter
100 gm. Ghee
50 gm. sugar
1 egg
450 gm. plain flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
a few drops of green colouring

Filling: Mix together

300 gm. roasted groundnuts - roasted and blended coarsely
120 gm. castor sugar
3 Tbsp. Creamy Peanut butter / shortening or cornoil


(1) Cream butter, ghee and sugar till creamy. Add in egg and a few drops of green colouring.
(2) Add in flour, baking powder and salt and mix till a dough is formed. Rest in the fridge for 30 mins.
(3) Roll peanut fillings into small balls.
(4) 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.
(5) Bake in preheated oven at 150C for 20 mins.
(6) Remove and cool a little before dusting with icing sugar.
(7) Cool and store in airtight containers.

Note: Instead of peanut filling, use can substitute with dates or prune fillings.


yochana said...

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Can share your kueh makmur recipe? TIA
Btw, I've tried your banana cake and everyone loves it, thanks for sharing your recipe.

Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family.

Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

Wow, all u cookies looks so good and yummy. i wanted to try all the cookies tht u showed. can u suggest to me any cookie and cake/dessert book tht have good recipe which i can try.

Good Job yochana!!
take care

Anonymous said...

Dear Yochana,

You refer to a pincher to make the shape, could you please show me a picture of the pincher and how one goes about it making the pattern?

On another issue, could you please tell me what is the difference between gelatine powder, gelatine sheets,agar-agar powder,agar-agar strands, konnyaku jelly etc ? When does one use this and not that ? Also, are they interchangeable (substitute one for the other)? Sorry to ask this but I do find it rather confusing.

Many thanks for your time and my I wish you and your Family " A Happy Valentine Day " as well as " A Very Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year". Joyce

yochana said...


You can buy "new year Cookies" by Alan Ooi. Y3K. Sold in Popular book shop. For cakes, you can buy the "layered cake book" by Vickie Chieng - Y3K


HomeKreation said...

Hi Yochana. I have just tried this recipe. Very good taste. TQ very much for sharing the great recipe.



Anonymous said...

Hi aunty yochana, is the dough suppose to be sticky after adding in the flour?


Anonymous said...

hi aunty yochana, is the dough supposed to be sticky after adding in the flour? How many cookies can i make from this receipe?


Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty yochana,

I tried your receipe for this CNY but the outlook of the cookies are not that nice thou the taste is there. My dough was very sticky despite adding alot of flour. And my peanuts I have difficulty rolling them into small balls so in the end I have difficulty wrapping them together with the dough. Cna u please enlighten me on these probs I have? Thank you


Rashidah said...

Hi Yochana,
I've tried your recipe yesterday & it turned out really delicious. But i only used 2 tbsp of ghee as i noticed that your recipe used 100 gm.. would be a bit too sticky & soft. With just 2 tbsp the dough turned out really nice & soft. And i really like the idea of adding peanut butter to the peanuts as it makes it more flavourful & much easier to scoop/wrap with the dough.
Thank you very much for sharing the recipe..and look forward to try your other recipes soon!