Sunday, January 29, 2012

CNY Goodies: Homemade Pineapple cookies

I have been away for a week, for the Lunar Chinese New Year celebration, as obviously depicted on my blog design and posts!:)

Today is the 8th day of the Lunar New Year's 15-days celebration, and there are just still so many goodies (translates to FOOD) around the house, and even in supermarkets and restaurants.
Like Christmas and all other festivities, this festive season is no different as it is mostly about vibrant colors, music, reunions, gatherings, and FOOD!
We get homemade pastries, cakes, cookies, and specially prepared meals to usher in the year of the Water Dragon (zodiac for the year 2012).

Before I go away for my vacation, I will be running a series of CNY-related posts on the festive food we see and enjoy during this year's Lunar New Year!

We received this from a friend; homemade pineapple cookies which came a week before the Lunar New Year!
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I think almost everyone on this planet loves pineapple cookies, and I remembered my brother getting a whole box of these for Christmas last year too.
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I am not sure how to make this interestingly tasty cookies, but I can say they are often the favorite with almost everyone I know.

Flaky and crispy, with the sourish sweet taste of the pineapple puree nestled between the golden brown crusts, it makes one want to reach for another piece after having one.
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I don't recall this box of cookies during CNY anymore; I am guessing it has been snapped up by the family?:p
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Pineapples are often favored by the Chinese community; and particularly during the Lunar Chinese New Year as the fruit brings an auspicious meaning in ushering in a brand new year/spring.
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The pineapple is an auspicious fruit due to its Chinese pronunciation/homonym when its name is uttered, which literally sounds like "The arrival of Luck/prosperity"
It is no wonder why the Chinese love this fruit, whether in cookies or in its actual form.
Of course, it is always a plus point when the cookies taste good too!

During this festive season, there will be an abundance of variety of the the types of food available everywhere; whether at home or at the home of others we visit!
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I call these the GOLDEN cookies, as they just look so pretty and golden in color!;)javascript:void(0)

How about you?
Did you have pineapple cookies this year too?
What are the cookies you have at home? Are they all snapped up in an instant too?;)

14 comments:

  1. Right now I have chocolate malted malteser cookies and as fudgy as they are, I love how unique and delicious yours appear to be :)
    Yum!
    I love your site - pineapple + cookies = my best friend!

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  2. Oh yum! I love pineapple tarts or kuih tart! After all these years, I still make them the way my granny did! Am now following you on Google Connect, looking forward to sharing! xx

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  3. I am a great fan of pineapple, so I am sure these homemade cookies are awesome!

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  4. Love these cookies.Never had them but they look absolutely delicious!

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  5. Oooh. These look so delicious. I adore pineapple and flaky, buttery cookies. Well done.

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  6. Sure looks good; I have never had pineapple cookies, but will sure look them up next month when I will be close to China Town.
    Rita

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  7. These cookies look so yum!!!

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  8. gobakeyourself, haha, malteser cookies in your hand and reading about other cookies sound so dangerous!:p

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  9. LinsFood, Thanks for visiting and following me!:) You made my day!!;)

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  10. Natalie, I think the empty jar in less than a week says a lot about these cookies!:p

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  11. Soni, hehe, you might wanna consider before starting on one as they can be addictive:p

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  12. Dara, I wish I baked this, but I didn't so I won't take the credit for it:p
    I will send these compliments to the baker though ;)

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  13. Rita, they ARE good!;)

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  14. Asmita, and tastes as YUMMY too :D

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