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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here, have a dog biscuit

Wendy Lee’s dog shaped cookies require an upfront 50 per cent deposit — Courtesy of Wendy Lee
Wendy Lee’s dog shaped cookies require an upfront 50 per cent deposit — Courtesy of Wendy Lee

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Following the success of last year’s chicken shaped cookies for the Year of the Rooster, home bakers are offering Chinese New Year treats in honour of this year’s four-legged animal sign.

Usher in the Year of the Dog with these too-cute-to-eat baked goods which are selling like hot cakes. Here’s where you can order yours.

The Changsters

Facebook:  (https://www.facebook.com/fiona.chang.712)

Price: RM26, box of 15

How to order: PM on Facebook

Orders close: Jan 26

The Changsters use Horlicks, Koko Krunch, milk powder and Anchor butter to create their dog shaped cookies —Courtesy of The Changsters
The Changsters use Horlicks, Koko Krunch, milk powder and Anchor butter to create their dog shaped cookies —Courtesy of The Changsters

This family baking business, comprised of three sisters, use Horlicks, Koko Krunch, milk powder and Anchor butter to create their dog shaped cookies. As they take longer to make, the sisters only produce a total of eight boxes a day.

“If I were to compare pineapple tarts with dog cookies, it’s about 1.5 hours longer to make the same number of cookies,” said one of the bakers, Fiona Chang.

Wendy Lee, Creamy Yummy Bakery

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creamyyummybakery/

Price: RM35, box of 27

How to order: 016-247 7993

Orders close: As soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Lee’s dog cookies are so popular she requires a 50 per cent deposit for orders. Since early January, she has sold more than 100 boxes and has stopped making other Chinese New Year cookies to focus on her novelty creation.

“I can produce 20 to 30 units of regular Chinese New Year cookies but for these, I can only make six to eight boxes a day,” said Lee.

Jan Lye

Price: RM30, minimum 50 pieces for smaller cookies or RM9 for box of 12

How to order: 012-435 5308

Orders close: Feb 11

Jan Lye prefers to hand mould her cookies — Courtesy of Jan Lye
Jan Lye prefers to hand mould her cookies — Courtesy of Jan Lye

Lye may only rely on four ingredients to make her cookies, she says she does not use Koko Krunch for the dogs’ ears.

“I hand mould the ear with the dough itself. In this way, the cookies can be kept longer as the Koko Krunch will lose its crunchiness after opening the bottle,” Lye said, who started posting her baked goods on Facebook earlier this month.

Lye bakes five units at night when she comes home from work and takes two hours to complete three large jars.

Lovellyn’s House

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lovellyns-House小莹莹幸福小屋-130008404056938/

Price: RM45, box of 30

How to order: PM on Facebook

Orders close: Feb 3

For a healthier you, try Lovellyn’s House paw print cookies made from natural ingredients — Courtesy of Lovely’s House
For a healthier you, try Lovellyn’s House paw print cookies made from natural ingredients — Courtesy of Lovely’s House

If you are on the hunt for cookies made with healthy ingredients, look no further. Tracy Soon of Lovellyn’s House uses carob powder, a natural sweetener and cocoa alternative in her cookies. She also doesn’t use any salt.

“I make around 50 boxes a day and it takes up a whole day to complete the shape and design but customers are willing to pay more for healthy ingredients,” said Soon. Her offering features a dog’s paw print. She also offers various cute designs like kiwifruit, strawberry and teddybear for the festive season.

Lidia’s Homemade Delights

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lidiasdelights/

Price: RM32, 38 pieces

How to order: PM on Facebook or call 016-674 9641

Orders close: As soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Lidia’s Homemade Delights only produces cookies made from Golden Churn butter — Courtesy of Lidia’s Homemade Delights
Lidia’s Homemade Delights only produces cookies made from Golden Churn butter — Courtesy of Lidia’s Homemade Delights

Home baker Lidia Law uses Golden Churn butter for her baked delights and she has more than 250 orders placed for her canine creation. On top of dog cookies, Lidia also makes mandarin orange cookies (they look like the real thing) from fresh orange juice and Sarawakian kuih momo, a rich, melt-in-your-mouth cookie.

“The whole process of making one bottle of dog cookies from mixing and shaping to baking usually takes about an hour,” said Law who also makes 3D jelly cakes.

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