Saturday, May 16, 2009

Almond sugee cookies

Following the success of my Arab Cookies or Kuih Makmur... this afternoon I decided to attempt making some sugee (almond) cookies

They look quite cute with the little cherry pieces on top, but I think the kuih makmur tasted nicer.

Recipe is roughly as follows:

70 grams butter (softened)
150 grams ghee
Approx 1 or 1½ cups plain flour
1 cup ground almonds
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon almond essence
Glazed cherries for decoration

Beat butter, ghee, sugar, vanilla essence and almond essence in bowl.
Add flour, ground almond, bicarb soda and knead until it forms a soft slightly crumbly dough.
Roll dough into marble size balls, place onto a baking tray and flatten slightly on top.
Decorate with slivers of glazed cherries and bake at 170°Celcius for about 15 minutes.


  1. Wow, u made so much! Stacks of them...Ronald is going to finish eating them all soon..It's really good, thanks..Diana

  2. but cookies have so much sugar in them, and you can't just stop at 1! I used to keep eating cookies until I looked at the recipes and saw how much butter and sugar there is in EVERY single recipe. Now I eat chocolates instead :P At least the sin isn't camouflaged


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