These cookies are addictive, spicy little packets of goodness and the most important ingredient, is of course, Hae Bee Hiam. I was lucky to be given a bottle of home-made dried prawns, ground and fried with sambal chilli, but you can either buy it (at Toast Box in Singapore, I'm told) or else make your own with the recipes here and here.
This recipe comes from my own baking guru, who formulates and tests recipes until they just fit. This is a really easy one, essentially a sable butter cookie with the hae bee hiam added in right at the end.
1 pound butter (453.59grams)
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 2/3 cups plain flour
1 Tbsp vanilla
15 Tbsps hae bee hiam
1. Cream the butter and sugar together till pale yellow and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and then the vanilla.
2. Mix in the plain flour and the hae bee hiam
3. Bake at 160 C for 20 minutes
4. Cool and store in an air-tight container. These cookies are best eaten warm!
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