HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

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. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. says

    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!

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