This could be the simplest of comfort food.
These days, we are bombarded with varieties of cookies and biscuits; too many to list even as examples. But, growing up as a Kampung (Village) Boy, I remembered a few:
Cream Crackers which we called Biskut Lempung
(Lempung means 'Clay' in Malay)
(I believe the 'Marie brand is still around)
Biskut Masin (Salty Biscuits)
(Button Biscuits - Which are little round button-shaped biscuits with colorful Icing sugar on-top: This is still around and one of the kids' favourite)
Biskut Keben/ Biskut Kapal
(Soda Biscuits - This is the smaller and harder cousin to the Cream Cracker)
Why are they called such? A plausible theory is that these biscuits were standard ration for the 'Mat Salleh' (Mad Sailors) on board their Cabins ("Keben") on their Ships ("Kapal").
By the way, it's Biskut Lempung and Kopi O for me for afternoon tea:
Oreo's and Milk for the kids.
You don't really find recipe's here.