Sunday, 1 February 2015

Pineapple tarts 喜羊羊凤梨酥 (2015 CNY cookie #3)

I've seen some blogger pals made very cute cookies in the shape of cute goat. So I was thinking if I could also make the pineapple tarts in the shape like a goat ... 喜羊羊凤梨酥 hee hee !
The end results ? ... well ... ahem ... kinda cutie and they do looked abit like baby goat ... to me ^-^! Ya ... I could have done better >~<

I used this cartoon image as reference ^-^!

Boy : Mom, why you made human face tarts?
Mom (going to faint) : Huh? Hu ... human ?! I made baby goat !!!
Boy : Ya they looked more like baby boys ... so chubby cute! see ... got hair, mouth & eyes ! Ha hah!
Mom collapsed! Cos had spent more than 3 hours 'gave birth' to so many babies!

So, here's my 1st attempt in making pineapple tarts. Thanks to Ann for her sharing.
Recipe adapted from : Anncoojournal

Pineapple tarts
Yields about 67 pcs (a mixture of pineapple, round and goat shapes)
     250g Cold butter
     1 Egg
     75g Custard powder
     140g Icing sugar
     440g Plain flour
     1 tsp Honey
     1 tsp Vanilla extract
     1/8 tsp Egg yellow colour

About 500g to 550g Pineapple jam (I used store bought ready pack)

In a mixing bowl put cold butter (cut cubes), honey, vanilla extract, egg yellow colouring, egg and icing sugar together and mix roughly till mixtures crumbly (30 seconds).

Then add in the plain flour and custard powder and mix the mixture for another 30 seconds.

Place mixtures on to dusted flour table and knead to a smooth dough.

Dough : 15g each roll into small balls
Pineapple jam : 8g each roll into small balls

Flatten the dough and wrap the pineapple jam.

To make the "baby goat" face :
1. Shape it into rounds. Use a floral design cookie cutter to imprint the shape like hair.
2. Fold the tip of the straw into V. Press to make the mouth.
3. Shape the eyes using the tip of a plastic spoon or toothpick to make dots.
4. Use a pair of scissors to snip the sides as ears.

Preheat oven at 170°C, bake for about 15 - 17mins.
* the oven temperature may vary, do adjust accordingly.

By the way ... According to Goat World, a baby goat is called a kid.
My kids like "the kids" ... they said "the kids" are very nice 好吃!

Enjoy & Happy Baking ^-^! 
Hope you have a great week ahead !

I'm linking this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event:  Theme
My Homemade Cookies by Fion of  XuanHom's Mom and co-hosted by


'My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)' hosted by
Miss B of  Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by
Charmaine of  Mimi Bakery House


I'm also linking this post to the
"Cook & Celebrate: CNY 2015" event organised by

Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.


  1. with these creative shaping, your normal pineapple tarts look ultra attractive.. if i were at your house, i wouldn't be eating these. i'd just stare. and maybe pocket a few home ^^

    thanks for linking up to Best Recipes

    1. Hee hee ! Thanks for the encouragement, Victoria.

  2. Hi Karen,
    Your kid's observation is so cute! And so is your interaction with him. ^-^ It's wonderful to see you spending time and joking around with your kid.

    1. Thanks Aunty Young, nothing beats having some fun family time in baking and cooking ^-^!

  3. hah..hah..hah... Karen, sorry I laughed so loud at the conversation between you and your boy! I'm afraid I have to agree with your boy lah, they look like cute kids :D

    1. Ha ha ha! You know what, I was pretty good in arts in crafts when I was in secondary school. But now .. haiz ! Ok ok practice makes perfect ya ^-^!

  4. Hi Karen, Your baby goats are so cute, so does your conversation with your kid :D
    Thanks for linking to my blog.

    1. You're welcome Ann. Thank you so much for your sharing!

  5. Hehehe...... I agree with your boy.... your tarts looks like human boy face. May I suggest something..... make another few hundred pieces and ny then your tarts will sure look exact like goat!! Practice makes perfect..... hehehe

    1. Ha ha ! Agree with Mel as will be baking some more pineapple tarts ^-^ But not a few hundred pieces lah ... very 'siong' !

  6. Hi Karen,
    This the the cutest pineapple tart I have seen ..hehe
    I bet they taste great too. :)

  7. Hi Karen,

    Pardon me that I can't really differentiate goat and sheep... LOL! All I know is that your pineapple tarts look so cute :D


    1. Hi Zoe, actually they neither look like goat nor sheep ... cute boys! Ha ha ! LOL!

  8. chubby cute!Got mouth,hair and eyes...
    I also want some ..hehehe :)

    1. Thanks Fion, I liked these cute babies too .. but I may try to make again and hopefully my kids will say that "it looks like goat" ^-^!

  9. Oh Karen... these are so cute! It makes the pineapple tarts more interesting.

  10. Hee hee ! thanks Amy. Just having some fun but they looked more like baby boys ... ha ha!

  11. Hi Karen...these tarts are so cute...

  12. Hi Karen, wow 3 hours. But the cookies are so cute though!

    1. Hee hee... cute boys lor. Ya very 'siong' cos shoulder pain the next day lol !

  13. Wow, even pineapple tarts can be shaped as cutie goat :) so sweet ..

  14. I see your baby goat... it's indeed very cute!

    1. Hi Yen, hee hee ... thanks for the encouragement ^-^!

  15. Good idea! Your baby goats are too cute! Well done Karen :)


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