Monday, 9 December 2019

Christmas and Chinese New Year are Coming : What Are You Baking?


It's that time of year again. Christmas will be upon us in about 2 week's time. And next year, Chinese New Year comes early, 25 January 2020. So fast, right? 

To those of us who are celebrating, what must we do?

Spring cleaning! heh..heh...heh... Or are you one of those people whose house is always spick and span all year round? Every year, I tell myself - next year I shall do better! No, nothing of that sort happened and I end up cleaning at the last minute.

A few days ago at Jaya Grocer, I saw these.


It's not even Christmas yet and these things are here already to remind us that Chinese New Year is coming.

So, are you going to make ngaku chips and bake cookies? Or are you just going to tapau from the cookie auntie? I don't know about you but next year I might have some time to bake because my mum told me "Chinese New Year no need no cook lah. We eat out".  Yipee! heh..heh...heh.... 

I might stick to these tried and tested cookies which I think are very nice.

Cornflakes Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Cornflakes Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Nestum Chocolate Chip Cookies

Or/And if I am mad enough, I might make these crunchy stuff.

Ngaku Chips

Garlic Peanuts
Or maybe if I get my mojo back, I might try something new. But right now, the order of the day is to clean the house - the list of things to be done/cleaned/washed is endless! Just thinking about it I feel tired 😝

34 comments:

  1. I still haven't start spring cleaning my house. These old bones still in lazy mode. No sweet stuffs or cookies but most probably will fry ngaku chips. The garlic peanuts looks great!

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    1. I started cleaning last week. Just a small portion of the house and yet I was tired! LOL!

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  2. I think I spring clean my house every month with my wife's OCD. LOLOL

    I am surprised to see Garlic Peanuts. I will love to eat them as I had never seen this anywhere.
    I love to eat any type of cornflake cookies with flour or just butter baked. Yummy!

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    1. OCD is actually good hee..hee... I used to be quite fastidious about housekeeping. But as the years went by, I am more relaxed.

      I hope to get my "semangat" to bake!

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  3. wah, so stressed! suddenly seem to have a lot of house chores to do! sobs~~ Mostly like will fry some ngaku chips...Not baking any cookies, coz usually we just buy from the morning market.

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  4. i can imagine the lovely scents in your home when you're baking and cooking all these. you might even attract a few more cats, heheh! :) my entire family doesn't bake anymore, since my generation of aunts is pretty elderly now, so it'll be purchased stuff for us again this cny ;)

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    1. More cats? hee..hee... Most people tend to buy the goodies these days. It's too time consuming to bake one's own.

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  5. Wow! My mouth is salivating looking at your cookies and crisps. Are you selling any?

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    1. Oh no! That's too much work hee..hee..

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    1. That is something I have yet to attempt!

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  7. Next year cny is fast and early. I am already hearing cny songs, lol. Hope i can refrain myself from eating these cny goodies as i get sore throat easily. But hor your cornflakes cookies look so tasty leh, eat with milk should be ok lol.

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    1. I have yet to hear CNY songs I think the malls will have to quickly set up CNY decor right after Christmas. I bet they are stressed. LOL!

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  8. There has been no baking for many years! This year, maybe even no frying! :O P/S: So you were pulling our leg when you said you were taking a break from blogging this week! :D

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    1. Hey, I did take a break hee..hee.. A short one :)

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  9. Ooooo...dijamin sampai hari esok? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

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    1. hee..hee... only cookies crumbles by the time they arrive LOL!

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  10. Holidays should be enjoyable not stressed out.
    Thinking about endless housecleaning chores makes me feel tired and discourage too. I prefer to hire some trustworthy people to help with house cleaning.Haa haa no need to do all the hard work.Maybe then I can focus on some baking.
    As for baking I saw some one cookie dough many variations recipes

    https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/crazy-cookie-dough/
    https://www.cookinglight.com/christmas/one-dough-many-cookies
    http://sugarywinzy.com/all-in-one-cookie-recipe-makes-5-delicious-cookie-flavors/

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  11. So fast approaching CNY!

    And my tummy is rumbling, looking at all those yummy snacks!

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    1. LOL! That's the time we all tend to overeat!

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  12. I love period like this when CNY is approaching. CNY songs, all sort of decorations and festive food make me very excited but not the never ending spring cleaning lists >_<

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    1. I don't feel the excitement anymore, unlike childhood days.

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  13. Oooohhh... indeed CNY is coming.. I saw in the malls that they are selling the red red attires... Mousy tshirts here and there.. yeah, you are right! Springcleaning is in the air... I am doing my bit, part by part, spread out the days... not like those days, not enough battery to do the whole house in one day.. LOL.. .

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    1. Ya lor, these days do a bit of thing also feel so tired! I am doing it slowly slowly LOL!

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  14. If got time, I wanna try doing your cranberry oatmeal cookies..The BIG IF!

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  15. Hi Phong Hong, how you doing? Time to indulge in cookies, ngaku chips again. hihihihi Best to spring clean every month, so when comes to CNY no need to do so much major cleaning. Anyway no celebration for us this year, my 95 years old mother in law just pass away 3 weeks ago.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi Amelia! Long time no see! I am good and hope you are well, happy and healthy!

      I am sorry to hear of your MIL's passing.

      Take care!

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  16. It is time to spring clean the house. Time really fly so fast.

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    1. It does. It felt like only yesterday that I washed my curtains. LOL!

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  17. Nope. No baking from me. There are lots of great home cooks around me. I am happy to enjoy the benefits of their talents ;-)

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