African Cookies AKA "Nigerian Chin Chin"
"Chin Chin" is a beloved Nigerian snack that's typically made around Christmas time, but can be enjoyed all year round. These bite-sized cookies are perfect for watching sports or can be used as an appetizer for parties. Try this delicious recipe today!
Chin Chin Cookies
3 Cups of Flour
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 to 2/3 Cup of Milk
Pinch of Nutmeg
1/2 Cup of Butter or Margarine
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Salt
7 tsp of Lukewarm Water
Unbleached Parchment Paper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grab a baking tray & place a sheet of unbleached parchment paper on it.
In a medium bowl, sift flour. Add sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg & mix together.
Add in egg & rub the butter into the mixture until it looks like bread crumbs.
Add milk slowly until the dough formed is smooth & stretchy not sticky. If there's still a lot of dry flour add a small drop of water and mix. Repeat until the dough becomes non-sticky and there’s no flour remaining.
Keep kneading the dough until it looks like a ball (not too soft and not too hard)
Now, keep the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a clean cloth and leave to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.
After 10 to 15 minutes, the dough is ready for rolling and cutting.
Roll to flatten dough. Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface before rolling.
Cut the dough into small cubes or any desired shape of your choice.
Place the cut chin chin on a baking pan/ unbleached parchment paper.
Rub some oil on top of the chin chin.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees F
After baking for 15 to 20 minutes, let the Chin Chin cool and serve!