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Chinese New Year Cookies: Kuih Kapit aka Love Letter

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.

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Chinese New Year Delight: Ribbon Cookies

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.

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The Making Of Kuih Kapit aka Love Letter

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.

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