This super auspicious cookies during Chinese New Year in majority part of Asia especially in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Taiwanese have similar cookies although the dough is shaped into square. In fact, these cookies also popular among Muslim in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore where they bake these cookies during Ramadan.
It seems like the idea that pineapples bring good luck is shared within different beliefs in Asia.
It happened to me to find a recipe from Eastern Europe and try to adapt it into Asian ingredients and turned out to be very nice too. A blend between Europe and Asia. A pineapple tarts that are not sweet as no sugar contents except the sprinkled icing powder on top. It is a little bit hard as the dough is eggless and sugarless.