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!
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.
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.
I don't recall this box of cookies during CNY anymore; I am guessing it has been snapped up by the family?:p
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.
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!
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?;)