Chinese New Year Cookies

Today we celebrate the Chinese New Year: 新年快乐!  I am not Chinese, nor do I have Chinese relatives, but I live in a city with a huge Chinese community, so I feel it is the right thing to celebrate this special day.  To do so, I made some special sugar cookies… they are eggless and have a pinch of Chinese 5 spice in the dough, just to stay on topic.  You can find the basic recipe for Eggless Sugar Cookies here.


I wrote the word “spring” on the cookies (since the New Year symbolises the arrival of spring) and I served them upside down as apparently the character for “upside down” in Chinese sounds the same as the character for “arrival”… so… spring has arrived!

Chinese New Year Cookies

For a tutorial on how to decorate these cookies, click here.

Chinese New Year Cookies

Happy Chinese New Year everyone, may the year of the dragon be prosperous and happy for everyone!

Chinese New Year Cookies

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  1. Amy Tong says:

    Happy CNY to you. Your sugar cookies are beautiful and I love your hand writing. :) What a lovely post.

  2. Maureen says:

    My daughter-in-law lives in Atlanta with my son and their kids but she was born and raised in Taiwan. so every year I try to come up with something fun to make her feel special.

    I’m sending her a link to your blog so she can make her own cookies. She’s always looking for clever ideas for their weekly dinner parties.

    These cookies are adorable!

  3. Lyn(My Little Messy & Cheeky) says:

    Happy CNY to you and your family, Manu!
    Awesome sugar cookies you baked and beautiful Chinese characters you wrote on them! Totally impressive! :D
    I’m very happy yo know that you and your family celebrate our Chinese New Year(CNY) together with us! I believe you must have learnt quite a lot on our New Year from your knowledge of placing the character up side down. ;)
    新年快乐!Enjoy your special celebration! <3

  4. Anamika says:

    This is really a nice gesture as part of global community..and getting to such a sweet treat is always a bonus!!

  5. These are so pretty!!! I love that you put Chinese Five Spice in there. Happy Chinese New Year!

  6. What gorgeous cookies Manu, and I’m sure they were very tasty too. Happy New Year to you too!

  7. Wow Manu, those are so pretty! Happy Chinese New Year!

  8. happy chinese new year

  9. wok with ray says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you, Manu. Nice looking cookies!

  10. kankana says:

    happy Chinese New Year to you too and that is so sweet of your to make a post on it. The cookies look lovely and to chose the word ‘ spring ‘ is excellent.

  11. Happy CN! It’s nice to still participate in the celebrations even though we may not be Chinese. These biscuits look really special.

  12. gorgeous biscuits! happy chinese new year!

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  14. Impressive! Even though I know how to write spring in Chinese character I know that I won’t be able to write on cookies!!! Such an amazing work! When I saw in email, I didn’t recognize it was your email! LOL! Happy Lunar New Year to you!

  15. Kiri W. says:

    Happy New Year to you, too! :) the cookies sound great! I’m letting myself be treated by my Vietnamese co-workers ;)

  16. Laur says:

    Gorgeous cookies! Almost too pretty to eat!

  17. your sugar cookies are so vibrant and beautiful! Happy Lunar New Year to you too!

  18. Those sugar cookies are works of art, Manu! So beautifully done!
    Happy CNY to you and your family!

  19. PolaM says:

    Wow those cookies are beautiful! I don’t think I could make them look so perfect!

  20. Kim Bee says:

    Happy Chinese New Year my friend. These little beauties are beyond perfection. Your talent always amazes me.

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  22. You just never cease to surprise me! Amazing.

  23. says:

    wow, the look PERFECT! :)
    I like finding the meenings of ideograms too ;)
    Happy Chinese New Year Manu!

  24. I celebrated Chinese New Year, too.. with a Chinese dinner, of course! But I missed these cookies as a dessert :S

  25. These cookies are so lovely, particulary the way you’ve presented them! Your food is gorgeous ~ I’m looking forward to browsing more of your website and to trying some of your recipes!

    Have a delicious weekend,

    ~ marie

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