Last week (or 2 weeks ago) I wasn’t expecting to bake any cookies as my mom usually buys from the morning market just 5 minutes away from our house. They do have some nice ‘chicken’ biscuits, kuih loyang and green bean biscuits. And I usually get pineapple tarts from my mom’s hairstylist’s friends or my aunty who bakes them at home. But just this week, I didn’t see her buy any pineapple tarts!! (I’m starting to get worried) So I happily decided, just 4-5 days before CNY that I’m going to attempt making pineapple jam and tarts at home.
A few years ago, my other aunt cooked the jam and made the tarts in our house (cause our oven was bigger, and i had a bigger mixer) But omg it was …… not a very nice experience lol!! So after that I told her, ok I don’t wanna make cny biscuits anymore at home
Candied Cashew Nuts
Anyway, after moving to the new house, space is like x times bigger, my itchy hands decided to make the call.
Then, I bought some stuffs and made these cookies after work (sigh, after work still OT at home la!!) and in between, gotta bring my dogs to grooming la, this la that la… traffic jam la.. ANYWAY…
Melt in your mouth enclosed pineapple tart
Perfect buttery crumbly Nastar Pineapple tarts
I managed to make 2 types of pineapple tarts, enclosed and nastar, green pea cookies, cranberry and rose shortbread, candied cashew nuts and roasted almond, and Danish butter cookies. Of course with the help of my mom to roll the pineapple cookies also la..
Some are new recipes, some are old revisited recipes. I guess I will only be able to update them after CNY.
Assorted cookies and nuts
Mom calls it “mini polo bun” does it not look like it ? hahaha
Nastar Pineapple Tarts
Ice box cookie; Rose and Cranberries shortbread
Green Pea cookies
Danish Butter Cookies
Hopefully next time I’ll be able to do more. Store bought cookies are getting SO SO EXPENSIVE lately it’s crazy.
These are some decorations in and out the house
This festive season, drive safe!! 出入平安
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year and a wonderful celebration filled with joy and peace with your family and friends