Monday, 12 October 2015

Kueh Makmur

Kueh Makmur is a traditional Malay kueh. It's a peanut filled cookie shaped like a leaf and coated with icing sugar. The dough is made of flour, butter, ghee and icing sugar. Some recipe uses butter also. But my recipe uses butter and ghee. This is a popular cookie or kueh during Hari Raya and Chinese New Year.

Kueh Makmur


300gms flour      
125gms butter    
50gms ghee  
40gms icing sugar


150gms chopped peanuts    
75gms sugar


Sieve flour and icing sugar.
Add in butter and ghee.
Knead into a dough and roll into balls and fill with peanuts.
Shape into a leaf and and crimp patterns on the leaf.
Bake in a preheated oven(160°) for 15-20 mins or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and sieve icing sugar over the makmurs.


  1. Hi Lucinda. I would like to try making kuih makmur for CNY. You mentioned that your recipe uses only ghee but how come the recipe you provided uses both ghee and butter?

    1. Sorry A Baker's Endeavours. Typo mistake. I left out the butter. If i use all ghee the kueh will be very soft and crumbly so i added butter to give it a crispy texture. Sorry for the late repky becoz i was really busy baking and neglected my blog. Thank you for viewing my recipe.