Invited to a Muslim friend’s open house this Hari Raya? Don’t go empty-handed! It’s only good practice to bring along some Hari Raya cookies or snacks for the occasion. But of course, make sure they’re Halal certified! If you don’t have time or the expertise to cook pineapple tarts, sugees or other kuihs at home, fret not, we’ve rounded up some affordable and delectable Raya cookies you can buy online.
1. Pineapple Tarts
What’s any festivity in Singapore without pineapple tarts? These flower shaped golden tarts with sugary pineapple filling literally melt in your mouth, crumble effortlessly and leave you always wanting more.
Though these pastries can at times be overly sweet, we appreciate that these Pineapple Tarts (available on 【Mr Bazaar 八宝先生 】) have toned down on the sugar levels. Regardless, pineapple tarts will always be well-received because of its popularity, making it one of the safest Hari Raya cookies to bring for an open house!
2. Kuih Bangkit
Impress your friend’s or other half’s family with Kuih Bangkit! This is not only a traditional Hari Raya cookie but also popular during Chinese New Year and Deepavali celebrations! Don’t be fooled by this simple looking tapioca pastry though! It’s an art to perfect.
Tapioca flour, palm oil and coconut are the star ingredients in these light and airy Bangkit cookies (available on SnackFirst). Place them in your mouth and they’ll melt into a delightfully rich and creamy texture that’ll get you hooked! Watching your waistlines? With no MSG, preservatives or trans-fat added, you can definitely enjoy more than a couple of these, guilt-free.
3. Almond Cookies
Prefer a Hari Raya cookie of almond variety? Almonds are rich in antioxidants and will control blood sugar levels between all that Hari Raya feasting. But that doesn’t make them any less delicious. Made with a buttery biscuit, the nutty texture of these Almond Cookies (available on SnackFirst) will leave a decadent flavour in your mouth and are the perfect accompaniment to the assortment of tea we’re sure you’ll be having!
4. Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Kuih Kapit
Kuih Kapit or love letters are another snack synonymous with festivals in Singapore. Although many would associate love letters with the paper-thin crispy biscuits in rolled wafer form, they can also be made into a pancake fan-like shape and filled with spreads of every imaginable flavour.
For now, try these homemade Kuih Kapit (available on HeadToe) in ChocoPeanut, ChocoAlmond and Cappuccino filling among others. We’re sure your friends are going to be licking their fingers after indulging in these Hari Raya cookies!
5. Starbucks Espresso Cookies
A Starbucks-inspired Hari Raya cookie (available on QueenBeauteCollections)? Say no more. All coffee lovers will rejoice with these light butter cookies, infused with Starbucks Espresso brew and topped off with chocolate granules. Since they’re bite-sized, it’s easy to pop one after the other. However, you might also want to keep them at arm’s length from the little tots who probably have enough adrenaline without needing an additional boost.
6. Nut Cookies
Your friend will definitely appreciate you bringing a healthier Hari Raya cookie variety to the table of sugar-coated pastries. These crunchy butter cup Florenkies Hari Raya cookies (available on QueenBeauteCollections) are packed to the brim with almonds and pistachios and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Plus, they’re oh-so-pretty and will look perfect for the ‘gram!
7. Amazin’ Graze Raya Gift Box
Go one step further on the healthy streak and bring along packets of granola snacks from Amazin’ Grace. Though not the traditional Hari Raya cookies we’re used to, these wholesome hand baked snacks will definitely be a crowd pleaser and will even be a mainstay in the house long after Raya festivities have ended.
Amazin’ Grace Raya gift box (available on Amazin’ Graze) consists of eight granola and nut mix packets presented in a pretty pastel green box. From Banana Bread Granola and Blueberry Goji Granola to local flavours such as Tom Yum Kaffir Nut and Coconut Curry Nut mix, these will make for one of the most unique and healthy Hari Raya gifts to bring along for open houses!
Don’t stop there! Make sure you’re dressed the part too! Shopee’s Raya collection features stylish outfit ideas for both men and women. Alternatively, you can just be mindful of dressing modestly when visiting. Apart from bringing Hari Raya cookies, consider packing along these card games for adults for some fun while you work up an appetite for dinner. Alternatively, pick from any of these best Halal cafes and restaurants in Orchard for an early Raya celebration with your Muslim friends!
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