When it comes to Chinese New Year season, cookies galore is a must! From the sweet pineapple tarts to the savoury bak kwa, these are some of the familiar Chinese New Year delicacies you often find in Singapore. Too lazy to go out and shop? No worries. Here is a compilation of the best Chinese New Year cookies you can buy online!
1. Old Seng Choong Pineapple Tarts
Old Seng Choong’s variation of pineapple tarts isn’t just restricted to the familiar sweet and buttery flavour. Sure, you still get to enjoy the good old-fashioned pineapple tarts. But if you are game for something different this year, why not try their sweet and smoky Bakwa Pineapple Tarts or the citrusy Orange Peel Pineapple Tarts?
2. Ollella Kuih Lapis
Ollella sure knows their kuih lapis like no other. Traditionalists can look forward to their signature Original Spiced Lapis, which is handmade using premium Dutch butter and secret spices. If that’s too old-school for you, they even came up with unique flavours such as Prune Rum Lapis and Nutella Lapis!
3. Breadwerks Signature Cornflake Cookies
The familiar term of “one bite is never enough” definitely rings true for irresistible goodies like cornflake cookies. After all, it’s hard to say “no” to these sweet and crispy nibbles. One such cookie you can try is Breadwerks Signature Cornflake Cookies, which also happens to be certified Halal.
4. Bee Cheng Hiang Bak Kwa
With over 80 years of history, Bee Cheng Hiang is synonymous with most Singaporeans for its famous bak kwa varieties. Topping the list is their signature sweet and smoky Sliced Pork bak kwa, a must-have for every meat lover. Bee Cheng Hiang also includes Chilli Pork, targeted for those who prefer their bak kwa with a spicy kick.
5. Yang Yang Almond Cookies
Yang Yang’s range of sweet delicacies is all personally baked by Aunty Yeo. Every ingredient she uses is fresh, natural and above all, free of preservatives. The same goes for one of Yang Yang’s signature range: the hard-to-resist fragrant, yet salty-ish almond cookies. Each cookie is topped with almond silvers to give you a distinct bite.
6. Grandma Tay Homemade Kuih Bangkit
Grandma Tay Cookies has an illustrious history that stretches way back to 1974. All of her cookies, including the melt-in-your-mouth kuih bangkit, are homemade that has become part of her family traditions. You can purchase her cookies online or head to the Stall 18B at Temple Street, Chinatown beginning from 26 January until 14 February 2018.
7. Handmade Vegetarian & Low Sugar Love Letters
It is no question that Chinese New Year cookies tend to be sweet and full of calories. But thankfully, there’s still room for those who are health-conscious. Take this particular online seller, for instance. Not only are the crispy rolled love letters deliciously handmade, but also low in sugar and even suitable for vegans!
8. Dayibakes Classic Choco Walnut & Cashew Cookies
Why settle for just walnut when you can have three best things in one cookie? Thanks to Dayibakes, they've come up with a heavenly concoction of a cookie that combines chocolate with grounded walnuts and cashew flakes. The combination of two different nuts gives you a different texture upon each bite. To top it off, Dayibakes’ cookies are entirely handmade from scratch.
9. Temptations Cakes Love Letters
Although Temptations Cakes is best known for their scrumptious cake varieties, they also offer a range of specialty cookies made exclusively for Chinese New Year. Among the cookies available are love letters, the thin and crispy folded crepe that no Chinese New Year celebration will be complete without.
10. Bakerzin Good Luck Cookies
Bakerzin’s Chinese New Year version of fortune cookies come in the form of 8 different flavours. They include Charcoal Black Sesame, Cereal Salted Egg Yolk, Coconut Chia Seed, Long Jin Tea, Thai Milk Tea, Chocolate, Coffee and Orange. Looking at the list alone, Bakerzin sure knows how to bring everything together with a potpourri of sweet and savoury nibbles.
11. Nina’s Stove Peanut Cookies
Nina’s Stove insists on using best ingredients and old-fashioned baking methods to make their handcrafted peanut cookies for Chinese New Year season. The cookies are infused with a delightful combination of nutty crunch and buttery texture.
12. Xiang Ye Black Sesame Cookies
Not content to just selling rice dumplings, Xiang Ye expands their offering with an assorted range of sweet and savoury snacks. One of them is Black Sesame Cookies, which has a uniquely sweet-and-salty aftertaste. Each cookie is also coated with plenty of black sesame seeds to give you that distinct contrast of texture.
13. Kim Choo Kuih Makmur
Otherwise known as kuih momo or ghee cookies, kuih makmur is originally a traditional Malay delicacy. But Singapore has its own variant that is also made as part of Chinese New Year snacks. Kim Choo’s version is an eggless-based kuih made only with few ingredients, which includes butter, flour and some vanilla essence.
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