Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chinese New Year Cookie: Spring Couplet

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Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!
預祝大家新年快樂.恭喜發財!

















Chinese New Year is all about celebrating  the arrival of spring, and that's why I came up with this cute food project for you: learning how to write "spring" in Chinese on a red couplet cookie!

-Btw, you should use sugar or shortbread cookies, not graham crackers! hee hee...I admit that I was too lazy to go through all the troubles only to make 4 little cookies




-The basic rule of Chinese writing is from top to down; left to right; outside to inside.




- To make the word looks more like it's written with a Chinese calligraphy brush.





Congratulations! You've just learned how to write your first Chinese word ☺





Oh~~ almost forgot to mention. These couplet cookies supposed to be served upside down since the the character for "upside down" in Chinese sounds the same as the character for "arrival". An upside down spring implies spring has arrived!


If you don't feel like making cookies, you can still write this "spring" on a piece of red paper with a paint brush to decorate your house. I think this will be a fun art project for you or your kids during Chinese New Year!
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24 comments:

  1. Oh my! So lovely. I don't read Chinese but this makes me think I can make it too! Thanks for sharing! Love your ideas. Gong Xi Fa Chai.

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  2. I'm going to try this. Can't wait to write my first Chinese word!Thanks!

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  3. Tiffany, these are stunning and perfectly done! WOW.

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  4. These cookies are gorgeous, and your writing is so neat!

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  5. Wow these are very cute and you have such neat, beautiful handwriting in Chinese! I'm Chinese-American, took a year of classes in college and still have messy uneven handwriting haha.

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  6. These are so wonderful, cute. I wish my kids would be old enough to write in any language so I could do this with them already. Soon, too soon.

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  7. Just beautiful. Looks exactly like calligraphy!

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  8. Wow...so many comments! Thank you so much everyone. I was very happy with how these words turnd out. The funny thing was that they look prettier than my hand write(with a pen on paper) :p

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  9. The perfect way to learn the art of chineese signs drawing! Nice and very original idea. My season greetings

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  10. Wow- those are really beautiful cookies. You're so good at that! Thanks so much for sharing these, I'll be linking.

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  11. These are so pretty! You make them look so easy to make! Happy New Year =)

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  12. To Kimmy and Selena, thank you thank you. This couplet cookie is pretty easy to make. I think the most difficult part will be baking the cookies. Please give it a try!
    To Rachel, thank you for including this on your pretty things collection!

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  13. You have beautiful handwriting! these cookies just look so delicious they have my stomach growling ^_^

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  14. I just love your blog. Such great ideas!!! I'm your newest follower!

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  15. Hi Helen, thank you for the comment and link my cookies to your blog.
    To Erin, welcome to Cute Food For Kids! Thank you for the comment and being my follower. Happy Chinese New Year ^,^

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  16. Thank you so much for posting this. I love Chinese New Year! Happy Year of the Rabbit to you. I'm really going to try these.

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  17. Hi Carol, thank you for coming back. Happy Chinese New Year to you too! Are you going to the parade on Sunday?

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial. We made a sugar cookie version of this for our friends when we went to dinner this week!

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  19. You did? How did it turn out? So happy that you like the cookies! Happy Chinese New year ^^

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  20. I prepared something similar to this, but I made it with the Chinese Zodiac animals shapes, jajajaja I'm pig in Chinese Zodiac.

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  21. oink oink.....thank you for all the comments

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  22. Thank you so much for the comment!

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