THE multicultural wonders of Malaysia are best experienced with numerous festivities celebrated with a unique variety of cuisine and traditional delicacies.
Across these festivities, there is a defining similarity in which we all indulge – a culinary heritage made up of a wide array of delightful cookies that gets addictive with each bite. With every festive season witnessing families getting together, it is now time to prepare for the joyous celebration of Chinese New Year in the year of the Rooster.
Here are four artisanal cookie recipes that you can add on to your Chinese New Year baking marathon.
This is the perfect recipe to kick-start the festive mood. Loaded with a rich buttery taste, these delicious cookies, decorated with royal icing, will be a favourite among your family and friends. Each gorgeous cookie, with flavour to match, is not only delicious, but will also inspire your family to get together ahead of time to bake, and be creative with cookie decorating, in preparation for the auspicious season.
2. Lucky Tangerine.
There’s nothing quite like Chinese New Year without the sharing of kam, in the form of mandarin oranges. Translated as “gold” in Cantonese, kam signifies the abundance of good fortune and wealth, which is why bags of mandarin oranges have long been a symbolic gift in this occasion. Now, prosperity is also just a few bites away with Lucky Tangerine. These addictive melt-in-the-mouth cookies with a hint of almond are sure to satisfy your hunger pangs.
With prosperity also comes happiness. The creamy, crunchy, and distinctive texture of pistachio nuts folded into dainty looking shortbread savours your taste buds, making Precious Pistachio Rollover Biscuits a joyful addition to your cookie tray. The finely chopped pistachio in every bite of these sumptuous cookies, alongside the perfect blend of butter and nutty goodness, is surely a delightful treat to be served during this prosperous season.
Inspired by the mooncake, these tarts are a combination of traditional Chinese New Year seeds and nuts that sit on a delicate and flavourful crust. These tartlets are baked with melon seed, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, whole almond, macadamia and pecan, held together by rich, gooey caramel.
These recipes and photos are courtesy of SCS butter.