Chinese New Year is like the Super Bowl to the Chinese people. Every year is assigned a different zodiac animal. This is the year of the sheep/goat. I was born in the year of the Rooster. I can't wait to make cookies for that in a few years. Do you know what your animal is?
I've never made cookies for the Chinese New Year. I used the sheep from this cookie cutter set. Flowers are a popular decoration for the New Year. I created two different designs on the sheep. I used the Christmas ornament cookie cutter to make the lanterns. I followed this tutorial to make the lanterns.