A Good Luck Cookie for the Year of the Pig

At the charming West Village teahouse Té Company — which the Portuguese chef Frederico Ribeiro runs with his wife, Elena Liao — you’ll find Taiwanese pineapple linzer cookies. They’re similar to linzer cookies, but they’re Mr. Ribeiro’s take on the Taiwanese pineapple cake that is presented for good luck (originally for engagements and newlyweds, but now, more generally). In the run-up to the Lunar New Year (the Year of the Pig begins on Feb. 5), you may want some cookies on hand for parties or gift-giving. The buttery hazelnut shortbread rounds are dusted with sea salt and enclose pineapple jam seasoned with yuzukosho, made from citrus zest, juice and chiles, to tweak the palate.

Pineapple Linzer Cookies, $40 for 12 (two boxes) at Té Company, 163 West 10th Street, 929-335-3168, te-nyc.com, to order from linzercookie.com.

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Florence Fabricant is a food and wine writer. She writes the weekly Front Burner and Off the Menu columns, as well as the Pairings column, which appears alongside the monthly wine reviews. She has also written 12 cookbooks.

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