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How to Make San Nicolas Biscuits (Saniculas)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Pastries recipes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 2 dozens


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • few grains of anise
  • 4 egg yolks


How to make San Nicolas Biscuits:

  • Cream butter then gradually add sugar.
  • Beat egg yolk then blend into butter-sugar mixture.
  • Sift half of dry ingredients to mixture and gradually add coconut cream.
  • Add remaining half of dry ingredients.
  • Mix well to make dough. Knead dough on floured board.
  • Roll out with rolling pin that has been dusted with flour until dough can be spread thinly.
  • Cut into pieces with cookie cutter and bake in greased baking sheet.
  • To make it more authentic get a mold with the imprinted image of Saint Nicholas de Tolentino then press the dough with it.
  • Brush cookies with milk. Bake at 350°F oven for 10 minutes.