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Nigerian Chin Chin Recipe: How To Make Crunchy Chin Chin, Naija Cookies

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May 20, 2014 – Nigerian Chin Chin Recipe: How To Make Crunchy Chin Chin, Naija Cookies

Welcome to the 4th episode of Naija Kitchen.

Today we’ll be learning how to make a very popular and delicious Nigerian snack called Chin Chin.

Depending on how you make it, it is very easy to prepare and could be soft or hard.

Now let’s go into the kitchen

To make crunchy chin chin, you will need the following ingredients

  1. For this tutorial, you will need 4 cups of all purpose flour or wheat flour
  2. 150g of Margarine or Butter
  3. 150g Granulated sugar
  4. Half cup of milk
  5. 3 Eggs… you can add more depending on how soft you want it.
  6. One tablespoon of Flavour essence or Vanilla
  7. 1/4 tablespoon of salt to taste
  8. Vegetable oil to fry


STEP 1: Mix the flour, sugar, butter/margarine in a bowl. Mix it thoroughly till it looks like bread crumb.

Note: if you have a flour mixer, you might as well combine steps 1,2 and 3. But for now let’s assume, the mixer is not available.

STEP 2: Pour the eggs into the mixture in step 1

STEP 3: Pour the milk inside the mixture in step 2 and mix until it is elastic like the dough below

STEP 4: Use flour to rub a clean board and rolling pin as seen below and pluck a chunk of the dough. Place the dough on the board and roll out

STEP 5: Cut the dough into any shape you want and place the cut outs into a bowl. You can fold the unused cutouts back into the unused dough, Knead and repeat the process till the whole dough is used up.

STEP 6: Warm the cooking oil and test fry one of the chopped sample above

Once the oil shows readiness, pour them in little by little

Note: please do not overcrowd the frying pan… this is to prevent the chin chin from sticking together.

Step 7: The chin chin is ready once it turns golden brown. Once you finish frying, allow it to cool in a flat tray lined with paper towel as illustrated below

Step 8: Serve or store in an airtight container for preservation.

Enjoy your Chin Chin and share your thoughts.

See you on the next episode of Naija Kitchen.

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  1. Zulaikha L. Kazah

    November 6, 2017 at 4:45 AM

    Really love the clear steps on how to make chinchin.

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