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20 Chinese New Year Cookies & Snacks You Can Buy Online

Your favourite Chinese New Year cookies and snacks delivered right to your doorstep.

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Ang pows aside, one of the best things about Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the cookies and the snacks! In the West, Thanksgiving and Christmas are occasions to feast. But for us Malaysians who celebrate it, Chinese New Year is our equivalent of that. Behold, your favourite cookies are now available online!

1. Peanut Cookies
Updated on 9th January 2019

We’re all nuts about peanuts! In Cantonese, peanuts are known as ‘fah sung’ which translates into ‘blooming life’. This signifies long life and growing prosperity. A popular favourite among lots of people, these peanut cookies are packed full of the flavour of roasted peanuts – as full as we hope your life is.

2. Dragon Cookies
Updated on 9th January 2019

Indicative of the fire-breathing animal, these dragon cookies make an appearance every year even when it is not the year of the dragon – and for a good reason! 100% homemade, these cookies are so good that you’ll be sure to come back for more.

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3. Beehive Cookies / Kuih Loyang
Updated on 22nd October 2020

These crunchy cookies in the shape of a honeycomb are known by a number of names, Beehive or Honeycomb Cookies, Kuih Loyang or Kuih Ros. Intricately crafted, these biscuits are crunchy and delicious, earning them a spot as a crowd favourite. 

4. Cashew Butter Cookies
Updated on 9th January 2019

Buttery cashew nut cookies that melt in your mouth? Yes please! These perfectly-baked golden brown treats are nutty flavoured and perfect for afternoon tea even if you aren’t looking to eat them exclusively during Chinese New Year. 

5. Pineapple Rolls
Updated on 7th January 2019

Pineapple rolls are a favourite among aunties and uncles during Chinese New Year. There’s just something about the sweet, tangy flavour of pineapple jam combined with buttery pastry that makes it so scrumptious. 

6. Salted Egg Yolk Cornflakes
Updated on 7th January 2019

Move over regular cornflakes! This Chinese New Year, add some gold to your life with salted egg cornflakes! Coated in creamy salted egg, curry leaves and chilli padi, this highly-addictive combination is creamy, sweet, salty, spicy and crunchy all in one. So good, you'll be coming back for more for sure. 

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7. Pineapple Tarts
Updated on 7th January 2019

Let the pineapple rolls vs. pineapple tart debate begin! Pineapple tarts typically have more jam and more crumbly pastry surrounding it compared to pineapple rolls. So take your pick! But either way, a pineapple is known as 'ong lai' in Hokkien, and this means "prosperity has come". We hope that by eating pineapple biscuits, prosperity will truly come to you.

8. Love Letters / Kuih Kapit
Updated on 7th January 2019

Love letters, or kuih kapit as it is commonly known in Malaysia, is made of egg batter and cooked on a charcoal stove to create a super thin and crispy wafer. These kuih kapit are so light and flaky, you won’t be able to get enough of them. As they are also known as love letters and were a traditional method of communication between lovers in the olden times, be sure to get your lover some too!

9. Arrowhead Chips / Ngaku
Updated on 7th January 2019

WARNING! Highly addictive chips ahead! Once you start munching on these ngakuchips, it’s difficult to stop. Before you know it, you’ve eaten the whole container! 

10. Mini Shrimp Rolls
Updated on 7th January 2019

Shrimp rolls are small, yet flavourful spring rolls that are super easy to pop into your mouth one after another. It has been said that this snack was intended to bring to mind the image of gold bars, representing good fortune and wealth. So go ahead and knock yourself out with some edible prosperity!

11. White Almond Cookies
Updated on 7th January 2019

Almond cookies have a subtle nutty flavour and bits of almonds to add a crunch to them. They are soft to bite into and melt in your mouth. Just be careful not to drop crumbs on the floor!

More: Thank Those Who Matter with these 7 Chinese New Year Hampers

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12. Nian Gao
Updated on 18th September 2020

A traditional glutinous rice cake, Nian Gaodirectly translates to 'year cake' and is sometimes known as Chinese New Year Cake. Nian Gaocan be eaten several different ways, what’s your favourite?

13. Bak Kwa
Updated on 7th January 2019

Similar to jerky, Bak Kwa is marinated pork, chicken or beef pressed into thin layers before being barbecued. This fragrant meat jerky has a mouth-watering mixture of both sweet and savoury flavours infused into it.

14. Seaweed Crisps
Updated on 7th January 2019

This light and crispy snack is just one of those you see popping up everywhere as the festive season approaches. Made with real seaweed and no preservatives, it is definitely one of the healthier snacks available.

15. Peanut Puffs
Updated on 7th January 2019

I hope you didn’t look at this and expect curry puffs! These puffs are not filled with curry. Instead, they are filled with roasted peanuts and sesame to symbolise an auspicious meaning of a full wallet.

16. Fried Crab Sticks
Updated on 7th January 2019

Sure, fried crab sticks are unhealthy but Chinese New Year only comes once a year, so make sure you get your fill while you can!

17. Tapioca Cookies / Kuih Bangkit
Updated on 7th January 2019

Always a classic, these brown sugar tapioca cookies are to die for as they melt in your mouth. While they are addictive, they are interestingly also available in a variety of shapes today. And every shape has a unique symbolism!

18. Almond London
Updated on 7th January 2019

The Almond London is an indulgent and irresistible Chinese New Year cookie. An almond cookie covered with a generous amount of chocolate, what’s not to love?

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19. White Rabbit Candy
Updated on 2nd September 2020

Strictly speaking, this candy isn’t a CNY cookie, but we love it all the same and it’s a childhood favourite among many Malaysians out there. So, indulge in some White Rabbit Candy this Chinese New Year!


Take this quiz to find out: Which Chinese New Year Cookie or Snack Are You?

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