20 Hari Raya cookie recipes to follow – including 4-step ones!

Hari Raya is coming and while most of us are excited to finally be out visiting our family and friends in matching Hari Raya outfits, we’re sure that many will also be looking forward to feasting on good food.

Other than getting to eat some good ol’ ketupat, rendang, and sayur lodeh, you can also indulge in delectable Hari Raya cookies! After all, it’s not often that your family members let you indulge in so many treats in one go.

If you’re hosting a gathering and looking for recipes so that you can feed your guests, look no further. Here are 20 Hari Raya cookie recipes that you can attempt, including ones that don’t require much time to prepare!

1. The Nutella tart recipe that we love

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One of our favourite Hari Raya cookie recipes is this Nutella tart recipe! There’s just something about being able to bite into that buttery goodness topped off with creamy Nutella that just tickles our tastebuds.

This recipe has actually been tweaked from a pineapple tart recipe, so you can be assured that the buttery base will crumble just like your favourite pineapple tarts.

This recipe is also made to be simple, so you can make a few batches with minimal effort. You can even gather the little ones as your little helpers!

Get the recipe here.

2. The melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies recipe

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If you’re a huge fan of butter cookies, you’ll know that the best kinds are the ones that melt in your mouth. And honestly, it can be difficult to buy them off the shelf especially since you don’t get to try them out first. So why not make your own?

You’ll be delighted to know that we have found just the recipe that will do the trick. These butter cookies have a slight crisp texture with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth core. It is then topped with glazed cherries for a little sweetness.

Get the recipe here.

3. The addictive ondeh-ondeh mochi cookies recipe

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We all love our ondeh-ondeh kueh, but this Hari Raya, you can take it up a notch by baking some lovely ondeh-ondeh cookies stuffed with gula melaka mochi for a slight crunch in addition to the chewy texture. There’s a reason why this is seen as one of the best Hari Raya cookie recipes available.

Drizzle the cookies with coconut icing and desiccated coconut and you’ll get an Insta-worthy plate of addictive treats that your family and friends are sure to love.

Get the recipe here.

4. The salty yet sweet almond cookies recipe

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When it comes to Hari Raya, one of the treats you can’t miss out on is almond cookies!

Cookies are usually sweet, but this is perfectly balanced out by the slight saltiness of the almonds, making it an addictive treat that will leave you wanting more after taking just one bite. This is just one of the factors that lead to it being one of the best Hari Raya cookie recipes!

Get the recipe here.

5. The no-bake batik cake recipe

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We know this isn’t a cookie recipe per se, but it certainly is too good to pass up!

Baking can be overwhelming and a huge mess, especially when you’re a beginner. We totally get it, which is why we are huge fans of no-bake recipes where you don’t have to bake the ingredients in an oven just to get the dessert you want!

If you’re also looking for an easy fix, you can try this no-bake batik cake recipe. This recipe is so easy that your kids can probably do it themselves too! The cake is made mostly of Marie biscuits and chocolate sauce, and the result is a fudgy cake that is oh-so-delightful.

Get the recipe here.

6. The Nutella tart recipe from the brand itself

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Slightly different from the Nutella tarts that we have grown to love, the Nutella tart recipe from Nutella itself is also worth a try. It features a buttery crust with a generous filling of Nutella right in its core, guaranteeing bursts of chocolatey paradise once you bite into it.

As this has lots of Nutella at its core, we can foresee this being a hit amongst the kids. But of course, this would also mean you would need to prepare more jars of Nutella if you’re looking to make more batches.

Get the recipe here.

7. The kuih tepung pelita recipe that we all need

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If you’re looking for a quick dessert that you can finish in just four steps (especially when you’re pressed for time), this is the recipe you should go for.

Kuih tepung pelita is a double-layered rice flour custard cake that is commonly served during Ramadan, with the bottom layer being salty and the top layer being sweet.

Even though it only uses five ingredients and takes four steps to complete, this dessert looks very aesthetic as it is served in a banana leaf boat, and we’re pretty sure all of your guests will be busy taking photos of it before indulging in it!

Get the recipe here.

8. The must-have open-face pineapple tarts recipe

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While pineapple tarts are synonymous with Chinese New Year, the delectable treat is also a must-have during Hari Raya! For this, the pineapple filling isn’t too sweet, and it perfectly complements the buttery texture of the tart pastry.

We love that this doesn’t crumble when you pick it up from the plate (which we all know can cause such a mess!), but it melts the moment it enters your mouth!

Get the recipe here.

9. The traditional kuih makmur recipe that will delight your taste buds

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Another iconic Hari Raya cookie recipe you need to know is the one for kuih makmur, also known as peanut-filled cookies. These cookies are often had during Eid because they’re a symbol of prosperity, and it is believed that having this will bring you success and fortune.

So if you’re looking to load up on prosperity this Hari Raya, you best make batches after batches of this!

Get the recipe here.

10. The elevated almond cookies recipe – almond London cookies

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What’s better than the traditional almond cookies that we all love? Chocolate-coated ones, of course!

Almond London cookies feature milky cookies with a roasted almond encased in the middle, coated all-around with rich chocolate. For the cherry on top, these cookies are topped off with crushed almonds for that added crunch and for the aesthetics.

Get the recipe here.

11. The sweet, glazed honey cornflakes recipe

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Other than the usual traditional treats, you’ll almost always see a container filled with honey cornflakes served in little cupcake moulds. The glaze from the honey makes the treat look so inviting, and most of the time, these will be gone before the day of visiting is complete!

If you’re looking for honey cornflakes recipes to cater to your hungry guests, we’ve got a really good one. This Hari Raya cookie recipe promises you a lovely sweet treat that is not only easy to do, but also doesn’t require much time – perfect for all you busy bees.

For a healthier option, you can also swap out the butter for coconut oil, and the honey for agave syrup.

Get the recipe here.

12. The blueberry cheese tarts recipe that will add a pop of colour

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If you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your snacks table, these blueberry cheese tarts will do the trick. They may look difficult to make, but they’re actually quite simple to do, even for a beginner!

The blueberry cheese tarts feature cream cheese filling mixed with blueberry jam in a crumbly tart pastry, and they taste slightly sweet with a hint of sourness. If you’re not a fan of blueberry jam, or if you’re looking to add more pops of colours, you can always replace the blueberry jam with strawberry jam, chocolate, or even pineapple jam.

Get the recipe here.

13. The peanut cookies recipe for all peanut-lovers

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In every household, there is bound to be at least one person who is crazy about all things peanuts. So if you’re looking to cater to them, this peanut cookies recipe is exactly what you need.

Just like butter cookies, these peanut cookies will melt in your mouth. But the best part is that they are nutty and creamy as well.

For this, you can choose to toast peanuts yourself or use peanut butter. Both works fine!

Get the recipe here.

14. The Dutch-Indonesian cheese cookies recipe for cheese-lovers

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For something slightly different, opt for this Dutch-Indonesian cheese cookies recipe. This treat originated from Netherlands, but it soon became very popular for festive occasions in Indonesia, including Hari Raya.

If you’ve never made them before, don’t worry, because the recipe comes with detailed steps and photos so that you will have a clear idea of what to do.

This savoury treat makes for the perfect appetiser right before you start feasting!

Get the recipe here.

15. The kuih bangkit recipe that requires just three steps

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Pressed for time and your guests are already arriving? Fret not, because this kuih bangkit recipe is about to save the day!

Also known as tapioca cookies, kuih bangkit is a treat that is enjoyed by people of all ages, especially during Hari Raya. These coconut cookies are fragrant and at the same time, airy from the tapioca flour used.

The perfect kuih bangkit crumbles and melts in your mouth, and as long as you follow this recipe to a tee, you will be able to achieve this result!

Get the recipe here.

16. The red velvet chocolate chip cookie recipe for the modern folks

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You may not have seen red velvet chocolate chip cookies during your childhood when celebrating Hari Raya, but if you’re looking to be a little more modern and introduce new snacks to the table, this is certainly a good way to start. Plus, the redness of the cookies adds an aesthetic touch to your snack table.

These cookies are soft-baked, so everyone of all ages will be able to enjoy it. They taste great, but they’ll taste even better when they’re fresh out of the oven!

Get the recipe here.

17. The ondeh-ondeh recipe for coconut fans

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Of course, true coconut fans will say that ondeh-ondeh mochi cookies are not enough to satisfy their coconut fix; only the authentic ondeh-ondeh will.

This ondeh-ondeh recipe is easy to follow with its detailed steps. There is even a video at the end that you can watch if you’re not quite sure of the steps.

This ondeh-ondeh recipe will guarantee delicious pandan balls coated with grated coconut, and they will burst with oozy gula melaka filling the moment you sink your teeth into its chewy skin.

Get the recipe here.

18. The semperit pandan cookie recipe that will keep your guests happy

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This traditional Malay cookie is another must-have when it comes to celebrating the occasion. The pandan aroma will fill the air once you’ve baked these cookies, and we’re sure the fragrance will be appealing to your guests!

The green stands out from the other treats that you may have, and the cute piping decoration makes it even more enticing to have.

This recipe is easy to do and you can finish baking this in just 20 minutes! Once you’re done, you can choose to further decorate the cookies wit a sugar glaze and colourful sprinkles, or leave it as it is.

Get the recipe here.

19. The colourful wheel cookies recipe that will excite the little ones

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For some reason, the little ones are always fascinated by colourful treats, and if you’re hosting many of them, we’d recommend baking these colourful wheel cookies to keep them excited. This is one of the most colourful Hari Raya cookie recipes out there, and we guarantee it’ll be a hit amongst the kids.

You can also gather the little ones to help you out; we’re sure they would be more than happy to do so, especially when they get to dip the cookies into the rainbow sprinkles.

Get the recipe here.

20. The nutty butterscotch cookies recipe for something different

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Tired of making the same old treats every year? Prefer to make something a little different this year? Opt for one of the most unique Hari Raya cookie recipes instead: nutty butterscotch cookies recipe!

This treat is perfect for those with a sweet tooth thanks to the caramel sweetness of the butterscotch. The mixed nuts add an extra crunchy texture to the cookie, making it a delight to savour.

Get the recipe here.

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