Cookies for Eid

Posted on 09/19/2009 by somacomatose

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid, here are some sweets i made for the celebration.

Kuih Sugee (a sort of malay/indian equivalent of the shortbread cookie)
Chocolate-Chocolate Meringue Cookies
Honey Cornflakes

True to my lazy approach to baking (and life), none of these recipes has more than 5 ingredients!


Kuih Sugee (koo-way soo-gee)
300g Flour
120g Castor Sugar (+more for coating)
150g Ghee

-Dump all the ingredients together and using a pastry cutter/clean hands, work it into a smooth, crumbless batter (much like shortbread)

Frankly, you can just roll them into balls as-is but since this is a celebration and nothing screams festivities like colour,
divide the batter into three and add food dye to 2 of them, like so.

Pinch a bit of each and using your palm, gently roll them into bite sized balls

Not all my balls looked like this. After making 350 balls(i doubled the recipe, and then doubled it again), i succumbed to failure
and mixed the remaining batter paddle-pop style

Preheat the oven to 320°f/160°c

Roll the balls in some sugar, coating them well and bake for 20mins

Allow them to cool fully before consuming

I placed mine in mini baking cases but you can just stack them up w/o.


Honey Cornflakes
750g Plain Cornflakes
250g Butter
30tbsp Honey
10tsp Castor Sugar

-Preheat oven to 300°f/150°c

-Melt the butter & honey together, add the sugar and mix well. Turn off heat and allow to cool for about 15mins
-In a large bowl, pour the cooled mixture over the cornflakes and mix thoroughly, making sure all the cornflakes are coated
-Spoon into mini baking cases and bake for 10-15mins

Allow to cool fully before nom-ing or storing.

End result should be a crunchy, buttery, sweet and awesome explosion in your mouth. An interesting alternative to Rice Krispies Treats!


My first time making meringues! Not gonna lie, i flipped the bowl upside down over my mom's head a couple of times.
Recipe adapted from SmittenKitchen & LickTheFrosting

Chocolate-Chocolate Meringues Cookies
4 Egg Whites, room temperature
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
3/4 cup Castor Sugar
1 cup Chocolate Chips (i used the mini hershey's ones)
1 cup Chocolate Cornflakes (i used this)

Place the cornflakes in a bowl and with the bottom of the cup, crush them gently. We want smaller pieces, not powder!
Add the chocolate chips to the bowl and set aside.

Making meringues couldn't be easier

-Beat the egg whites until foamy, add cream of tartar and beat again
-When you start getting soft peaks, start adding the sugar 1/4 cup at a time
-Turn off the mixer when you start getting stiff peaks
-Gently fold in the cornflakes and chocolate chips

That's it! I don't think it took more than 5mins, it was super simple.

-Preheat the oven at 200°f/90°C

Spoon the batter into mini baking cases (i got 100 cookies from the 4 egg whites)

Bake for an hour and a half

They should look like their pre-baking self, only with a slight tan.

Don't they look like gloopy messes?

Rest assured that they're delicious gloopy messes!

1,220 cookies later and i am beat. I'll never get the 5 days i spent making all of these back

but i do have a lottt of cookies to munch on.

Also, i would like to wish Eid Mubarak to all the muslim readers!

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somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
kyme 20th-Sep-2009 04:22 am (UTC)
eee, sedapnya! I still haven't gotten kuih raya yet. It's time to go visiting!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
i hope by this time dah makan not just kuih raya but lauk lodeh and ayam masak merah sekali! (:
mintiemii 20th-Sep-2009 04:23 am (UTC)
1,220! :D These all look so delicious! I'm on holidays now- so I'm definitely going to give them a try~ Thanks for posting!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
thank you and happy holidays!
thefalsk 20th-Sep-2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Five days? Man, I know how that is. They look like a lot of fun, though. I looove your display of them. It's true-- the more colorful, the more festive! :D
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
it was hard but fun, looking forward to doing it all over again next year! and thanks :)
ragga_muffin 20th-Sep-2009 04:35 am (UTC)
these all look amazing, thank you!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
thank you for making it through the whole post! hahaa (:
loveriotx 20th-Sep-2009 04:42 am (UTC)
this all looks so tasty! mmm! & i'm so jealous, chocolate frosted flakes? do want.
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
thank you!
fakeplasticblah 20th-Sep-2009 04:46 am (UTC)
I can't wait to try these!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
hope you enjoy eating them as much as i did :)
lembeau 20th-Sep-2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Eid Mubarak!

I did a gazillion cookies and bars last year and learned my lesson. This year it was cake. Coconut cake x2, mocha cake x2, date cake x2 and soon to be upside down pineapple cake and berry crumble cake.

Your cookies look so pretty, I am impressed. :OD
lembeau 20th-Sep-2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Actually, now that all of your pictures have loaded and I've looked through your post again, I am FREAKING IMPRESSED. Good job!
annoyedwabbit 20th-Sep-2009 05:31 am (UTC)
oh wow. That's a lot of cookies! o_o They look delicious!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
thank you!
newsbean Ramadan Mubarrak!20th-Sep-2009 08:15 am (UTC)
These are lovely.
somacomatose Re: Ramadan Mubarrak!20th-Sep-2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
thank you, happy eid ul-fitr :)
pampleemousse 20th-Sep-2009 08:26 am (UTC)
amazing. seriously.
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
thank you!
missfattyfoodie 20th-Sep-2009 09:06 am (UTC)
they all look soooo good!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
thank you!
xsweet_melissax 20th-Sep-2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
everything looks so sugary and delicious!
somacomatose 20th-Sep-2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
a lil bit sweet but plenty delicious :D
befroggled Eid Mubarak!20th-Sep-2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
This post is lovely, few ingredients, impressive looking & step by step :).

Eid Mubarak!
somacomatose Re: Eid Mubarak!20th-Sep-2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
thank you, eid mubarak to you as well!
rachel2205 20th-Sep-2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
These are all so adorable! Very festive. ‘Īd mubārak!

somacomatose 21st-Sep-2009 05:33 am (UTC)
a lot of things that are bite-sized are cute! & thank you :)
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