7 of the most creative cookies to snack on this Chinese New Year
Treat your family and friends to these unique cookies this Chinese New Year
by Amy Van /
February 1, 2018
From sweet and savoury to spicy, these baked goods are perfect for your Chinese New Year snack platter or for gifting.
The latest Antoinette “Singapura” Cookie Tin, which consists of six special flavours made from local and premium ingredients are perfect for gifting this Chinese New Year. The savoury flavours include Curry & Cheese cookies, and Spiced Salted Egg cookies, flecked with chilli padi, curry leaves and real salted egg, and the Haebee Hiam cookies, studded with dried shrimp and sambal chilli. For sweet local flavours, there are favourites like the Ondeh Ondeh cookies coated with coconut, and aromatic Kopi Susu cookies, made from freshly grounded coffee beans. For a floral infused treat, try the Osmanthus cookies.
The Antoinette “Singapura” Cookie Tin is priced at $24. Meanwhile, the beautifully packaged Saint Honoré Gift Box priced at $75 consists of 10 special flavoured cookies: Black sesame cookie, Pineapple cookie, Almond Shortbread cookie, Orange Hazelnut Sablé cookie, Matcha cookie, Pork Floss Meringue cookie, Haebee Hiam cookie, Ondeh Ondeh cookie, Spiced Salted Egg cookie and Kopi Susu cookie.
These cookies by the newly launched Old Seng Choong at Clarke Quay Central draw their inspiration from Singapore’s diverse food cultures. The Kampong Spirit Edition includes the Changi Picnic Series – which features Satay Cookies, Cereal Prawn Cookies, Bak Kut Teh Cookies and Putu Mayam Cookies. Under the Colonial Days Edition, is the Katong Breakfast Series which includes the spicy Laksa Cookies, Gula Melaka Cookies, Gai Zai Cookies and Smokey Bakwa Cookies. There are of course the popular pineapple tarts which comes in two new versions: spicy Nonya and orange peel whose zesty flavour balances with the sweet pineapple jam.
To usher in the Year of the Dog, Paradise Group has crafted these ultra cute dog-shaped pineapple pastry filled with tangy sweet homemade pineapple jam. The melt-in-the-mouth pastry is also studded with dried blueberries (the dog’s nose) and chocolate crunch (the eyes). The baked pastry is packed in a beautiful box, which is perfect as a CNY gift for friends and family.
Ollella’s Pineapple Pillows come with crumbly and buttery pastry that houses a tangy, sweet and slightly spiced homemade pineapple compote. There are also coconut cookies and butter cookies made using premium European butter and a hint vanilla.
Situated in the heart of Tiong Bahru, Caffe Pralet by Creative Culinaire has been making festive goodies for the past 11 years. This year’s Lunar New Year Collection features unique goodies such as Hei Bi Brittle Cookies, Caffe Pralet’s Signature Pineapple tarts, Lychee Rose Cookies, Hong Kong Almond Cookies, and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cookies.
Munch on Pine Garden‘s addictive and melt-in-your-mouth cookies studded with salted egg yolk, curry leaves and cereal bits as well as their sweet, savoury and spicy tom yum cookies made with butter, sugar, lime leaves, dried sakura prawns and tom yum paste. Another sweet and savoury cookie to try is the togarashi seaweed cookies, livened up with Japanese togarashi pepper seasoning, shoyu and seaweed.
In line with “SPRMRKT Vietnam” – a three-month long contemporary showcase focusing on present-day Vietnamese culture – this special tart’s housemade pineapple jam is accentuated with a hint of lemongrass. The buttery melt-in-the-mouth shortcrust pastry is perfumed with Earl Grey tea leaves.