Alternative namesCay-cay
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateBohol, Cebu

Caycay (pronounced [kaɪkaɪ]) is a Filipino crunchy layered cookie coated in syrup (latik) or honey and rolled in coarsely ground toasted peanuts. It originates from the islands of Bohol and Cebu and is a common specialty in the southern Visayas islands and Mindanao.[1][2] The name comes from the verb kaykay which means "to dig up" in the Cebuano language, in reference to the step of coating the cookies in ground peanuts.[3][4] Some versions coat the cookies in sesame seeds instead of peanuts.

See also


  1. ^ "Bohol's Top Pasalubong Items". bitlanders. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Caycay". About Filipino Food. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "kaykay". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "From fledgling to full-fledged". SunStar Cebu. October 19, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2019.