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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

‘Woofalicious’ bites this Lunar New Year

CAFE owner Sherry Teoh’s outlet in Carnarvon Street is one busy place come Chinese New Year every year.

Her regular customers visit the cafe for her mouth-watering handmade cookies that come in all sorts of unique shapes.

This year, the shapes of her cookies range from floppy-eared puppies to lovable cartoon characters like ‘Winnie The Pooh’.

Teoh insists the taste of her cookies come first before anything else.

“Sometimes, with new cookies, I try not to over decorate them as the decorations would mask the cookies’ original taste.

“Whenever I try out new recipes, I have my family to test them first and choose to sell only their favourites,” said the 41-year-old, who has been selling cookies during the festive season for the past nine years.

This year, she is introducing three types of cookies the cornflakes, blueberry and green tea almond cookies.

However, the most popular among her customers remains the Nestum almond with raisins.

“The trick in keeping my cookies light and crispy is in the timing.

“I need to keep moving or else a slack in motion while decorating would cause the cookies to go soft and less crunchy,” said Teoh, as she demonstrated in her kitchen on Thursday.

Despite the popularity of her cookies, she still asserts that it is just a hobby.

She encourages her customers to drop by and buy them rather than placing big orders.

“I have some regular customers asking about my cookies as early as December last year.

“I told them that I would only start baking in January when the Chinese New Year vibes set in.

“The main reason why I sell the cookies is because I want to bring happiness to my customers during the festive season,” she said.

Regardless of the type of cookies, Teoh said she would maintain the price at RM28 for each box.

Customers have the luxury of choosing from 10 puppy inspired designs.