Crunchy Butter Cookies with Almond Bits (Santan Biscuits)

Another easy to make recipe that anyone can bake for this coming CNY. – “Crunchy Butter Cookies with Almond Bits (Santan Biscuits)”.  Actually ever since I can remember, this recipe which is from my mum’s old collection has always been call “Santan Biscuits”. So where is the santan in the recipe? No one really knows how this name came about but whatever it is called, they are still as yummy as when my mum used to make them.

To make these Santan Biscuits, click on the video tutorial and print out the recipe below.

Thank you

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Crunchy Almond Cookies (Santan Biscuits)
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Peranakan
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 450 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g sliced almond
  • 250 g butter
  • 220 g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. Add fine sugar to egg yolks in a bowl
  2. Add soften unsalted butter
  3. With a wooden spoon, mix all ingredients thoroughly
  4. Add vanilla extract and mix well
  5. Add self-raising flour and mix well
  6. Remove spoon and knead mixture into a smooth dough
  7. Put dough in a plastic bag and chill in the fridge for 1 hour
  8. Place a portion of chilled dough in between 2 baking papers and roll it flat
  9. Cut the dough into shapes with a cookie cutter
  10. Arrange cut-out dough on a baking tray
  11. Gently press almond slice on each cookie dough
  12. Brush egg wash (balance egg white) on each cookie dough
  13. Bake at 180C for 10 mins or until golden brown

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