Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe

Chewy sugar cookies rank among some of the most famous cookies in the world. They are crisp on the outside and very chewy on the inside. The inspiration behind these cookies seems to have been derived from the famous Turkish delights, which are mostly gelatine based with varying toppings. The chewy sugar cookies do not use gelatine, but the texture which they give in the mouth is very much a replica of what you get from those delights.

In this recipe, the cookies will be complemented with a few nuts, and a combination of white and dark chocolate.

Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 10 to 30 min
Total time: 40 to 60 min
Yield: 6-12 cookies,
Utensils: One large sized bowl, Two medium sized bowls, One baking tray, An electric beater, Spoon.

Nutrition:
Calories: 172
Fat: 7.9 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg

Ingredients:
Unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing: 100g/3½oz
Caster sugar: 100g/3½oz
Sunflower oil: 2 tbsp
Soft dark brown sugar: 100g/3½oz
Free-range egg, beaten: 1
Vanilla essence: ½ tsp
Plain flour, plus extra for dusting: 200g/7oz
Salt: ½ tsp
Baking powder: ½ tsp
Flaked almonds: 40g/1½oz
Roasted hazelnuts, chopped: 75g/2½oz
White chocolate, broken into small pieces: 100g/3½oz
Dark chocolate, broken into small pieces: 100g/3½oz

Instructions

  • 1

    The first step in the preparation of the mixture requires the mixing of butter and castor sugar in a bowl. The ingredients are mixed together until they give a creamy texture. The oven is also switched on at 200 degree Celsius or 400 degree Fahrenheit for preheating.

  • 2

    Next sunflower oil and brown sugar are added, and the mixture is gently folded. This is followed by the addition of the egg and vanilla essence. Let us call this mixture A.

  • 3

    Flour, salt and baking powder are mixed in a separate bowl, and are then combined with mixture A to form a dough.

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    Batter ready to be baked in the form of cookies
  • 4

    Almonds, hazelnuts, white and dark chocolate pieces are then added to the dough, which is rolled out to a layer of approximately one cm or half inch.

  • 5

    The baking tray is greased with butter, and after cutting through the dough in required sizes, they are placed on the tray. There should be sufficient space between two pieces, normally one and a half inch.

  • 6

    Place the tray in the oven for 15 minutes, and the process should be enough to give the cookies a golden brown look. The cookies are allowed to cool down in the tray for nearly 10 minutes, and are then removed to further cool at room temperature.

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    Putting the cookies into the oven

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