On a festive note…

My first ever post via my mobile phone…

The first and last for 2016 ūüôā

Think I cracked it, unusure why I never done it before,

Definitely increases possibilities for regular shorter posts,

For 2017,

I have readers from approx. 17 countries, ¬†and I read blogs from all over the world, to all of you, thank you, I’m not a regular wordpresser, but each and every one of them were written with passion and thought,

To 2017,

Have a lovely lovely Christmas and a fantastic start to the year,

With love..

©CreamCili

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Christmas Chocolate Cookies

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Presentation: I filled these cookies in a clear jar bought from IKEA ūüôā

Pass a plate of food to your neighbour‘ – A¬†lovely¬†gesture I picked up from my dear mother. She was always passing a plate¬†(or a bowl, or containers, bags) filled with home¬†cooked food¬†around to our neighbours way too many times for multiple¬†reasons.
It could be for a festival, celebration, experiment by products or simply because she would like to return a good deed.
Having grown up in a multicultural Malaysia, often my neighbours¬†would be¬†celebrating festivals very different to ours. During¬†our Perak (a state in Malaysia)¬†days, our family neighboured¬†both Chinese and Malay families. Every Deepavali (Diwali) celebration,¬†I remember¬†how my mother would¬†drag (teenage days=laziest¬†time period!)¬†both¬†me and my brother along to carry¬†plates of food to our neighbours’ houses.
Well I kinda carried that culture in me. I baked these Chocolate Cookies for my neighbours for Christmas last year. I deviated from the original recipe by using¬†fewer chocolate chips¬†(to avoid¬†‘death¬†by chocolate‘ situation)¬†and substituted them with toasted sliced almonds. I too generously dusted them with icing sugar mixed with lovely cinnamon powder¬†to make them a lil¬†Christmassyyy.