Sunday, November 8, 2009



Another popular cookies baked during Eid or Chinese New Year. Made of wheat flour, ghee (clarified butter), stuff with roasted ground peanut and sugar then mold into leaf shape biscuit using the pincer. You can also shape them into small ball and stuff  the filling.

 A drop of green coloring is added to the dough if not you can let as it is. If you find the dough is too soft you can add some flour. After baking you have to coat them with icing sugar. These Biskut  Makmur are very fragile to handle and really melt into you mouth.


500 g plain flour
50 g  icing sugar
 250 g ghee
Icing  sugar for coating
green food coloring (optional)

300 g ground roasted peanut
70 g  icing sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon softened butter


1. Mix together the flour,  icing sugar, ghee and a drop of coloring into pliable dough. Add more ghee if needed until the dough is soft and easily shape into a ball.

2. Combine together roasted peanut, salt, butter  and icing sugar for filling.

3. Take small ball of the dough about 10 g, flatten the dough stuff with the filling in the center.  Seal the dough by pinching it together. Shape as per photo above.

4. After shaping, use the pincer to make a leaf like pattern on top of the biscuit.

5. Bake at 160 C for 15-20 mins.

6. After slightly cool, coat the baked biscuit with icing sugar.

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Lisa said...

I've never heard of these cookies before but they looks so pretty shaped as little green leaves.

Sue said...

Love the "melt in your mouth" part!:)

Treat and Trick said...'re right, it tastes great as it looks..

Sue...glad you like it..

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Unknown said...

This looks great! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck!

Unknown said...

So to use wheat flour or plain flour for the recipe?

The Lazy Gastronome said...

These sound like a real treat! Thanks for sharing this at the What's for Dinner party! Glad you're part of the fun.