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How To Make Nigerian Cookies

Nigerian cookies are a very special confectionery treat that is really popular among Nigerians. It is very easy to make and the ingredients are also very readily available in grocery stores all over Nigeria at very affordable rates.

There are numerous different cookie recipes and flavours all over the world. Cookies come in numerous fun shapes and sizes either as stars, heart shapes, circles, letters or any other personalized shape you choose.

The most popular cookies available in Nigeria are the plain cookies and the chocolate chip cookies both of which I would be writing recipes for.

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How To Make Nigerian Cookies
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There are thousands of cookie recipes all over the world, most of which are just modifications of an original cookie recipe.

Cookies are a bit like sandwiches, you can put nearly anything in a cookie recipe and it will turn out amazing once you get the cookie texture perfectly.

Here, I will write down about 25 different kinds of cookies you might wish to try out after you have gotten this basic cookie recipe right.

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25 popular types of cookies

Dark chocolate pistachio sea salt cookies – infused with pistachios and chunks of dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. It is the perfect mix of sweet and salty.

Cinnamon roll sugar cookies

Brown butter oatmeal cookies filled with caramel and peanut butter – best served straight out of the oven so that the gooey goodness of caramel and peanut butter is still oozing.

Kitsilano cookies – one of the healthiest cookies. Filled with oats, sunflower seeds and dried fruit.

Brown butter bourbon spice cookies

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookies – because you can never go wrong with PB and J. You can take it a little over the top with spiced blueberry jam. Takes peanut butter and jelly to a classy new level.

Caramel pecan snickerdoodle cookies

Apricot pistachio oatmeal cookies

Pie crust cookies

Nutella lava cookie cups

Pub cookies

Bacon chocolate chip cookies

Hot cocoa cookies

Brown butter ginger cookies with mascarpone cream – are spiced ginger cookies smothered in sweet honeyed mascarpone.

Apple pie cookies

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Million dollar cookies

Brownie cookies

Soft batch dark brown sugar coconut oil cookies

Vanilla bean cookie bars

Monster cookie dough dip

Blueberry yogurt cookies

Caramel stuffed apple cider cookies

Banana split cake mix cookies

Blue berry short bread cookies with lemon frosting.

For someone like me who just can’t stand regular store bought biscuits, cookies are a joy because they are softer, more delicious and actually have the real taste of whatever extra flavouring was added unlike biscuits that are usually made purely from just artificial flavours. I hope you enjoy trying your hand with this very special cookies and almost never goes wrong.

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Ingredients for plain cookies [ 5 servings]

250g of flour

A pinch of salt

120g of sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

125g of butter

1 egg yolk

15ml – 30ml of cold water

Steps

Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

Sprinkle in some salt.

Work in the butter.

Beat the eggs and add to the mix.

Work eggs and butter in thoroughly.

Add the sugar.

Add a little water to merge in the mixture.

Work continuously over and over again till you get a smooth dough.

Cover the dough in a sheet of aluminum flour and put in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Set the oven to preheat to about 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Take an over pan and cover all over with butter first and then with flour to ensure the cookies don’t stick to the pan.

Roll out your dough now on a smooth work surface that has previously been covered in flour.

Using a cookie cutter, cut out the cookies into desired shapes and place one after the other on the oven tray.

Cut till all the dough is exhausted.

Sprinkle some sugar on the cookies and then place in the oven to bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, take out the cookies and place them in a rack to cool to room temperature before serving.

Serve with a cold drink.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients for chocolate chip cookies [5 servings]

250g of flour

A pinch of salt

120g of sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

125g of butter

100g chocolate chips or plain chocolate bars that have been refrigerated and then crushed into chips

1 egg yolk

15ml – 30ml of cold water

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Steps

Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

Sprinkle in some salt.

Work in the butter.

Beat the eggs and add to the mix.

Work eggs and butter in thoroughly.

Add the sugar.

Add a little water to merge in the mixture.

Work continuously over and over again till you get a smooth dough.

Cover the dough in a sheet of aluminium flour and put in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Set the oven to preheat to about 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Take an over pan and cover all over with butter first and then with flour to ensure the cookies don’t stick to the pan.

Roll out your dough now on a smooth work surface that has previously been covered in flour.

Pour on the chocolate chips evenly over the dough and roll over them again with a rolling pin to get them embedded into the dough.

Using a cookie cutter, cut out the cookies into desired shapes and place one after the other on the oven tray.

Cut till all the dough is exhausted.

Sprinkle some sugar on the cookies and then place in the oven to bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, take out the cookies and place them in a rack to cool to room temperature before serving.

Now your cookies are ready to be enjoyed.

You might want to keep the chocolate chip cookies refrigerated after baking to ensure the chocolates stay nice and crunchy but if you want the chocolates a bit gooey then you can eat it when it has cooled to room temperature right out of the oven.

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