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    1 hrs 5 mins

    45 mins

    20 mins

    Felix4067's Note:

    Way back in high school in my Home Economics class, we made these African cookies. I just found the recipe again digging through an old box. I remember them being delicious, and I hope you'll find them the same.

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    1. 1
      Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder in medium bowl.
    2. 2
      Stir in egg and milk until mixture is crumbly.
    3. 3
      With hands, work in butter until well blended.
    4. 4
      Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      In heavy skillet over medium heat, heat 1 inch of oil to 365 degrees F.
    6. 6
      On lightly floured board with floured rolling pin, roll out half of dough to 1/16 inch thickness.
    7. 7
      With pastry cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into 3 x 2 inch diamonds.
    8. 8
      Make a slit in center of each diamond and pull an end through the slit.
    9. 9
      Repeat with remaining dough until gone.
    10. 10
      Fry a few pieces at a time in hot oil until golden; drain on paper towels; cool.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 19, 2007


      I have been in search of proper recipe for chin chin for years now, but didn't find any until i found this one. I made it and it was crunchy and breaks in the mounth without effort. superb!Thanks very much for posting this wonderful recipe by chef #560605

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    • on July 24, 2007


      Being West African; i found this recipe precisely accurate. Out of curiousity, i followed this recipe to the 'T' and ended up with chin chin that the whole family loves!

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    • on June 06, 2003


      This was very helpful, I ahve been looking for this recipe for a long time, Thank you

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    Nutritional Facts for Chin-Chin

    Serving Size: 1 (494 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 35.2
    Calories from Fat 10
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 7.1 mg
    Sodium 24.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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