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Why the San Nicolas Cookie Is Legendary in the Philippines

San Nicolas cookies are soft and delicious. But they’re much more than a yummy treat to the people of the Philippines. These cookies—named after an Italian saint—are said to possess healing powers. Chef and food historian Atching Lillian Borromeo makes them using a recipe and intricate wooden moulds handed down by her ancestors. The main ingredient? Egg yolk. We’ll let Borromeo tell you the reason why.

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