Sante Biscuits (Cookies)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Edmonds Cookbook (New Zealand). These cookies are addictive!


  1. 1. Cream butter, sugar and condensed milk; add essence.
  2. 2. Add dry ingredients and chopped chocolate. Roll into small balls.
  3. 3. Place on cold greased trays. Flatten with a fork.
  4. 4. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celsius (350F).
Most Helpful

I have been making these for 40 years, they are the most delicious biscuit. The original recipe from the Edmonds book had 3 tablespoons of condensed milk. It has somehow been transcribed as 3 teaspoons on most internet versions, which may explain why some people comment that they are quite dry.

Kim S. March 08, 2015

No NZ childhood would be without these cookies. Fail proof and are eaten before you can blink.

Kiwi Kathy January 10, 2015

These are insanely good. Think shortbread with chocolate chips... A bit on the dry side, but it makes that cold glass of milk even better (and that's coming from someone who NEVER drinks milk!).

We did have a little accident (cooking with the littles) and ended up doubling the amount of chocolate chips... Not a problem in our house, tho! I also need to increase cooking time by 2 min. Again, no biggie.

Rebthack March 02, 2013