Friday, January 07, 2011

Cookies & Sweets To Celebrate!

In Malaysia, we have three different races - Malay, Chinese, and Indian. Sweets are presented during festive occasions, ceremonies, and any celebrations. They signify good omen, happiness and prosperity. Sound familiar with Christmas cookies, isn't it? We send good wishes to our friends and family via homemade cookies.

Christmas Cookies

When it comes to wedding favor, I was thinking why not to share homemade cookies/recipes with your wedding guests? We celebrate every festival with the yummy cookies, so why not make a special cookie to celebrate the union of two lovely individuals too? That could be the great homemade recipe to pass down to new generations to come. Heirloom cookie! How does it sound like to you?

Wedding Favors

Homemade cookies wedding favor is absolutely a good idea when you are going to have an intimate wedding (with smaller amount of guests and manageable baking time). There are many alternatives when it comes to packaging, either a jar, a box, or a wrapper. Cookies will look pretty in them. Another new alternative is to prepare the raw cookie mixture in a jar and have wedding guests to bake the cookies themselves (first hand experience is always the best)! I think that is fun. What do you think? Would you consider cookies as your wedding favor?

Here are some traditional cookies you will see during Raya, Chinese New Year, and Deepavali in Malaysia:

Malay Raya Cookies


Chinese New Year Cookies


Indian Sweets


Photo Credits:
1. Christmas Cookies: Martha Stewart Holiday Recipes
2. Wedding Favors: Stack of cookies via Wedding Source, Cookie gifts & ingredients via Stony Brook Cookie Co., Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Wedding Cake via beau-coup.com, Paper bag favor labels via Betsy White, and Cookie favor in bag with recipe attached via Wedded Luxe blog
3. Malay Raya Cookies: Rempeyek via
DiFa Snack, Almond London via Persatuan Peniaga, Almond Cookies (Biskut Gajus) via Afwaz Cooks, Coffee Ring, Chocolate Almond, Mama Carries, and Semprit via Treats & Trade, Chocolate Almond Cookies (Biskut Coklat Badam) via Mama Kitchen, Denmark Cookies via Treats & Trade, Biskut Dahlia via Duralis' Oven
4. Chinese New Year Cookies via
Bread Et Butter
5. Indian Sweets: IndianetZone, Various Colorful Indian Sweets via UCSI Frontiers, Laddu via Sydney Morning Herald, Pista Burfi, Kaju Katli, & Rasgulla via JustFoodNow, Gulab Jamun via Easy Recipes, Mung Dal Burfi via Zimbio, and Kesar Peda via Mitho Limdo

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