As you may or may not know, this year sis and I are extremely ‘rajin’ (hardworking). We bake our own Chinese New Year cookies!!! We’ve made 4 in total. Not bad eh?
Well there’s pineapple tarts, oatmeal crispies, margarine cookies and the 4th one which I’m going to share with you is Kuih Kapit aka Love Letter.
It was 3 years ago in 2006 that we last make them. At that time grandma helped us with everything. When I read back my kuih kapit post I was quite lost. At that time things were too messy and I didn’t have time to write a proper recipe.
This time I purposely asked grandma not to come to our house. One is because I know she will definitely help out and we don’t want that. Second is because we want to learn making kuih kapit by ourselves from scratch.
May I present the first CNY cookies that I baked for 2009: Oatmeal Crispies!!!
I get to know this recipe at Pioneer Woman’s blog. And I thought why not make this as CNY cookies. The end results are real good! They’re very crispy and yummy. Mine’s darker in color. Will tell you why later.
Okay! This is the last batch of Chinese New Year cookies that I’ve made.
Another favourite of mine: Ribbon cookies!!! I make these using my grandma’s recipe.
Unfortunately, the end result is not up to our expectation. We should have add a little bit more butter because the texture is quite floury. (ran out of Planta so we used butter). I’ve recently updated the recipe below.
Cherry cap cookies or more commonly known as sugee cookies is another one of my favorite Chinese New Year must-have cookie (besides Dragon Cookies of course) because I love the sweetness of the cookie and the crunchiness of semolina/sugee.
When it comes to Chinese New Year biscuit, dragon cookie is a must for me. I love dragon cookies very much because it has this milky taste that I really like and because it twirls very cutely like a dragon.
I’ve made these cookies a couple of times before based on the recipe from Puri Selera cookbook. This time I’m sharing this dragon cookies recipe with you.
From my weekend plans I managed to make kuih kapit, cleaned, polished and vacuumed my car, washed Chester’s cloth and toys and watched MU vs Liv match. Wohoooo! 3 pats on my back.
Now to my main agenda; The Making Of Kuih Kapit aka Love Letter. The love letter recipe was provided by my dear grandma. We started to prepare the batter at about 11am on Saturday morning.
I only explain how to make the batter as I guess the rest of the procedures are quite simple. All you need is the love letter mould. We bought 4 moulds at RM5 each recently.