Traditional CNY Cookies and Their Symbolic Meanings

Chinese New Year (CNY) is a festive season filled with vibrant traditions and customs. 

One of the most beloved aspects of this celebration is the variety of traditional CNY cookies that are shared and enjoyed by families and friends. 

These delectable treats not only satisfy the taste buds but also hold symbolic meanings that are deeply rooted in Chinese culture. 

In this article, we will explore the fascinating world of CNY cookies from La Levain and uncover the hidden messages behind each bite.

Pineapple Tarts – wealth and prosperity

La Levain Chinese New Year 2023 Osmanthus Pineapple Balls
La Levain Chinese New Year Osmanthus Pineapple Balls

Pineapple tarts, also known as “golden treats,” are a popular traditional Chinese New Year cookie that symbolises wealth and prosperity. 

These delectable treats are made with a buttery pastry crust and a sweet pineapple filling. 

The golden colour of the tarts represents good fortune and prosperity, making them a must-have during the festive season. 

The pineapple filling, on the other hand, symbolises wealth and abundance, as the word for pineapple in Chinese sounds similar to the phrase “prosperity arrives.” 

With their delicious taste and symbolic meaning, pineapple tarts are often gifted and shared with loved ones as a way to wish them prosperity in the coming year. 

Whether enjoyed as a treat for yourself or shared with others, pineapple tarts are a delicious way to celebrate the Chinese New Year and bring good fortune for the year ahead.

You must try Pineapple Balls and Osmanthus Pineapple Balls from La Levain.

Peanut Cookies – longevity and good health

Peanut cookies are not just delicious treats; they are also steeped in cultural significance during the celebration of Chinese New Year. 

These nutty delights symbolise longevity and good health, making them a must-have item on the festive table. 

The symbolic meaning behind these cookies is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese beliefs. 

The shape and texture of the cookies resemble that of peanuts, which are regarded as a symbol of longevity and vitality. 

By consuming these cookies, it is believed that one can absorb the positive qualities associated with peanuts, such as good health, resilience, and prosperity. 

With delightful taste and meaningful symbolism, you must try La Levain’s Almond Hazelnut Cookies and Peanut Shrimp Cookies serve as a reminder of the importance of good health and longevity during the Chinese New Year celebrations. 

Bobochacha Cookies – prosperity and good fortune

Are you ready to elevate your Chinese New Year celebrations with a delectable treat? Look no further than Bobochacha Cookies from La Levain! 

Inspired by Chef’s favourite Singaporean dessert, these cookies are a delightful fusion of flavours that will delight your taste buds. 

Made with Taiwanese sweet potatoes, natural pumpkin, and purple yam powder, these cookies offer a natural sweetness that will leave you craving for more.

Each bite is a delightful explosion of flavours that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Singapore.

To add a touch of freshness, the cookies are lovingly coated with fragrant desiccated coconut.

This not only enhances the taste but also adds a pleasing texture to every bite. 

The combination of flavours and textures in the Bobochacha Cookies makes them the perfect treat for your Chinese New Year gatherings.

Beyond their delicious taste, these cookies also carry symbolic meanings. 

Sweet potatoes are often associated with prosperity and abundance, while the purple yam represents good fortune. 

By indulging in these cookies, you are not only satisfying your taste buds but also inviting positive energies into your life.

With Bobochacha Cookies, you can enjoy the delightful flavours of the beloved Singaporean dessert in a convenient and portable form. 

These cookies make for a great snack at any time of the day and are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. 

So, why wait? Treat yourself and your loved ones to a memorable and delectable experience with Bobochacha Cookies this Chinese New Year.

Cacao Barry Chocolate Chip Cookies  – abundance and prosperity

La Levain Chinese New Year 2023 Cacao Barry Cookies
La Levain Chinese New Year Cacao Barry Cookies

These delicious cookies are baked to perfection, offering a delightful crunch that is sure to satisfy your cravings. 

Made with premium 55% cacao barry chocolate chips, every bite bursts with a rich and intense chocolate flavour.

Symbolically, chocolate represents abundance and prosperity, making it a must-have during the festive season. 

When Chinese New Year, these delectable cookies will surely be loved by guests of all ages.

Indulge in the irresistible combination of crispy cookies and luscious chocolate. 

The Cacao Barry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delightful treat that will bring joy and happiness to any celebration. 

Share them with your loved ones or gift them as a token of appreciation. 

With their exquisite taste and symbolic meaning, these cookies are a holiday essential. 

Make your festive season truly unforgettable with Cacao Barry Chocolate Chip Cookies – a delicious delicacy that embodies the spirit of Chinese New Year.

Butter Cookies – prosperity, wealth, and good fortune

La Levain Chinese New Year 2023 Macademic Butter Cookie
La Levain Chinese New Year Macademic Butter Cookie

Indulge in the heavenly delight of butter cookies, a beloved Chinese New Year treat with symbolic meanings. 

La Levain’s butter cookies are a must-have during this auspicious time of celebration. 

From Macadamia Butter Cookies to Margaret Butter Cookies these cookies are delicately soft on the inside, tantalising your taste buds with their melt-in-your-mouth texture. 

On the outside, a perfect balance of crispiness adds a delightful crunch to each bite.

Made with love and attention to detail, butter cookies embody the essence of celebration and joy. 

With their rich, buttery goodness, they symbolise prosperity, wealth, and good fortune for the coming year.

Whether paired with a steaming cup of morning tea or coffee, or enjoyed as a quick and satisfying snack, butter cookies will bring sheer delight to your taste buds.

Another butter cookies from La Levain you must-try is Single Origin Chocolate Butter Cookies.

Made with premium Cameroonian chocolate, these cookies are crafted to provide a luxurious and bold flavour experience this Chinese New Year. 

The intense cacao taste, paired with smoky notes, adds an extra touch of decadence to every bite. 

These delightful treats pay homage to the timeless sable cookies, making them a must-have for the festive season.

Sakura Ebi Laksa Cookies – a touch of Asian flair

Introducing the exquisite Sakura Ebi Laksa Cookies, a delightful treat perfect for the Lunar New Year festivities. 

These cookies offer a bold and sophisticated flavour with a touch of Asian flair, making them a standout addition to your CNY cookie collection.

Created with the finest ingredients, our Sakura Ebi Laksa Cookies combine the premium Japanese Sakura Ebi and aromatic local Laksa leaves. 

These unique flavours are enhanced with a hint of chilli padi, providing a spicy kick that truly tantalises the taste buds.

To add a further dimension to the taste experience, our cookies are finished with a kiss of coconut fragrance. 

This infusion of coconut brings out the richness and depth of flavour, creating a truly indulgent delight.

Immerse yourself in the fusion of Japanese and local Asian flavours with Sakura Ebi Laksa Cookies. 

Don’t miss out on the chance to elevate your CNY celebration with these delectable, one-of-a-kind treats.


In Chinese culture, traditional CNY cookies hold significant meaning and symbolism. 

From pineapple tarts symbolise wealth and prosperity with their golden appearance. 

To butter cookies, symbolise good fortune for the coming year.

These cookies not only add sweetness to the Chinese New Year festivities but also carry important messages of blessings and aspirations for the year ahead.Celebrate the festivities and spread smiles with La Levain’s CNY cookies, for they are more than just a cookies – they are a symbol of tradition, good fortune, and the love shared with family and friends.

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