It’s so complicated. Some call them biscuits, others call them cookies and biscuits refer to some other things, quite different altogether. Whatever it is, they all have one thing in common – they all end up in the same place!

Well, this came in the mail the other day, the lovely pistachio nut chocolate chip cookies

From Merryn

…from Merryn, William and the boys, thank you so so much for including me in your mailing list! She said that she would have liked to send me the cute doggie ones but she was afraid that they might not get to me in one piece. Thankfully, these survived the trip pretty well, they were all still intact unlike some that I had received before whereby I ended up eating everything using a spoon.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not celebrating this year but that does not mean that I will not be eating any of the usual stuff that people would normally associate with the festive season like these sago biscuits or kueh bangkit

Kueh bangkit 2018

…as they are called locally, for instance.

Yes, they are selling them at Payung again this year, the homemade ones sourced from somebody in Mukah and the good news is they are going for exactly that same price as in 2016 and last year…

Kueh bangkit 2017
*Archive photo*

…and if you buy 10, you will get one free. These are gluten-free being made from sago flour so my girl can eat them. That was why I bought one tub but before she came home for the weekend, I had finished it all up. Tsk! Tsk! I will just have to drop by again to get another one for her.

Well, these are neither cookies nor biscuits – they’re pancakes…

Pancakes 1

…and there is a joke going round that says that the ones with abs are called waffles.

I used to make them quite a lot but I’ve stopped completely for a long time now as they are not gluten-free. However, the other day, I asked my mum if she would like some and she said yes, so I went and bought the ingredients and made some for her. Thankfully, I could still do it and everything turned out all right…

Pancakes 2

While I was out shopping for the ingredients at a supermarket in Sg Merah, I saw these very nice made-in-Indonesia coconut biscuits…

Biskut kelapa 1

…selling for only RM2.70. I do buy them quite regularly from a grocery store near my mum’s house at RM3.00 a pack. I guess sensible buyers or consumers would usually shop around for the best prices but unfortunately, I am not one of them. After all, the 30 sen difference would probably not be enough to pay for the petrol for me to go out of my way to the supermarket I went to to buy these.

While I was at the aforementioned supermarket, I spotted these (RM3.80 a box)…

Oreo thins 1

No, I am not a fan of those celebrated biscuits but I just thought I would give them a try. With all the Thai characters all over the boxes, I thought they would be made in Thailand but upon close scrutiny…

Oreo thins 2

…it seemed that it wasn’t so.

There were two packs in one box…

Oreo thins 3

…with around 9 pieces…

Oreo thins 4

…in each of them. They were all right – no, they did not get me all excited and between the two, I prefer the vanilla. Personally, I would much sooner stick to my Indonesian coconut biscuits…

Biskut kelapa 2

…with its very nice santan/coconut milk fragrance.

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12 thoughts on “Biscuits…”

  1. So nice of Merryn to send you some cookies. I just bought cookies yesterday from bakery yesterday. Just almond cookie and pineapple rolls. Not going to overspend this year.

    I am not so into cookies or biscuits or anything of that sort.

    In my case, it will depend. Scottish shortbread or Danish butter cookies, Kjeldsen’s no less, I will welcome anytime. Hint! Hint! Hehehehehe!!!!

    Not making your own? I saw on Facebook, just about everybody has started making cookies for Chinese New Year. They say it is pretty quiet in Kuching but not here – so crowded all the malls…and the massive traffic jams on the road. Pening, my head!

  2. Surprisingly the cookies survive the trip. Me too, not much into cookies or biscuits especially biscuits with cream.

    Not a fan of those with cream but I like Julie’s, only the ones with peanut butter cream. Maybe it is because it is somewhat savoury, not exactly sweet and I love peanut butter.

  3. Yesterday I pass by a bakery shop, saw that they sell in loose, bought 100g to brunch… Dare not buy 1 whole bottle, if not sure will finish up before CNY…

    Me won’t go all the way to save the 30 sen, as like what you mention, not enough to cover the transport… Unless I am in the vicinity…

    Ya, no point unless we’re buying a lot, say 10 packets…can save RM3. 1 or 2 packets, no need to bother.

  4. i agree! they all end up in the same place, our round tummy! haha..

    i’m cutting down on biscuits / cookies this year though…

    Why? So slim and trim already. Got wife and kids already lah, can just let go…like me. πŸ˜€

  5. Like you, I also bought and have eaten the CNY cookies even before the day arrives… To my own surprise, I bought three tubs to eat already.. heheee.. and still wanting more!

    Oh my!!! I just bought one tub and got one tub from Merryn, not going to buy more since we are not holding an open house this year. Best to go slow on those –
    sugar overload.

  6. They so sayang you , I don’t even have any *sob*

    They kesian old man mah…takut him no money to cho sing nien. You earning SGD, so rich, can go and buy the best in the city – mana mau these homemade ones. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. i’ll call them cookies! and i’ll try not to indulge in too many of them this chinese new year πŸ˜€

    Good boy! Moderation is the key. Well, we’re not making anymore, not buying either since my girl is off gluten so no way we can indulge.

  8. CNY is coming soon!!! TIME TO EAT ALL THE CNY BISCUITS! πŸ˜€

    Should be ok for you, so thin. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. I’m glad those cookies survived the journey. I am a cookie monster. I love cookies or biscuits more than anything in the world.. until this year, when I started baking cookies to sell. Baking them day in day out scares me already. After I am done for this festive season, I don’t think I want to see nor touch cookies for at least another year. Hahahahaha.

    Your boys didn’t help…or your darling? Maybe more will end up in the tummy than in the jars, eh? Men! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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