Bake from the Heart

We are excited to share with you that we will be having our annual cookies donation drive this year too! Delicious homemade cookies are festive essential and the process of making them as a labour of love, joy and sweat is a highlight of the Festival of Lights.

It is definitely more convenient to buy these goodies readymade from shops, but we believe it is just as important to prepare the goodies with love and share it with our beneficiaries. We welcome all homemade cookie enthusiasts to bake Chocolate Chip Cookies for our beneficiaries.

Given the number of beneficiaries this year, we hope that each baker will be able to bake a minimum of 10 bottles of love filled Chocolate Chip Cookies. Each bottle will be 8.5cm in diameter and 12 cm in height. 

Do sign up using the form below if you would like to bake to spread the love!

Sponsorship of Bottles.
We have a generous volunteer who has sponsored the bottles for your cookies, hence you will not need to purchase them. To facilitate the delivery of the bottles to you, we request that you provide your home address.

For any further information, please drop us an email at [email protected]

Volunteer Bakers Registration

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies cookies

1. 400g self-raising flour
2. A pinch of salt
3. 300g unsalted butter, room temperature
4. 250g caster sugar
5. 2 large egg, beaten
6. 1 large egg yolk
7. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
8. 270g Chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 175-180 deg. C
2. Cream butter and sugar till light & fluffy
3. Add the egg, beating gradualy
4. Add in the chocolate chips into the mixture
5. Shape the cookies (about 3 cm in diameter)
6. Bake for 15-20 mins

Cool and Pack

Seal bottles to ensure it is air-tight. 

As we reach out to our beneficiaries, we have a moral obligation to ensure that our processes and products are of the highest quality which means ensuring hygiene and cleanliness. We seek your understanding in the following NEA’s guidelines on Food Hygiene. 

NEA guidelines on food hygiene

FAQs for Deepavali Suji cookies

1. When do the cookies need to be ready and delivered?
The cookies will need to be delivered to the drop-off venue (TBC) between 20 – 24 October. Once the drop-off venue has been confirmed, it will be shared on our WhatsApp group and the website.

2. How soon can I start baking?
Baking no earlier than a week before the delivery date is ideal. So, for example, if the delivery is on 23 October, please only start baking on 16 October. If you are baking smaller amounts, you may even want to start a little later.

Please remember to seal your bottles securely to ensure that the baked goods remain fresh for the beneficiaries. Additionally, ensure that the bottles are filled right up to the top. There should not be any gaps in the bottle before the bottles are sealed.

3. How big are the bottles and how many cookies can fit in each bottle?
The bottles measure 8.5cm in diameter and 12cm in height. You can fill up to 15 cookies which measure 3 cm in diameter in the bottle.

4. Are the bottles sponsored this time as well?
Yes! We will be arranging for the bottles to be delivered to you in a similar fashion (eg. in batches) which is what was done during previous years.

5.Where can I find stickers to paste on my bottles?
Some of our bakers have purchased them online through platforms such as:
Alternatively, you can create your own at home by writing a message on coloured paper.If you are using images from the internet, please ensure that the images are copyright free.

6. Where can I find details for drop-off or other information?
All essential information such as drop-off venue, time can be found on the website. Please refer to the website for these details and any updates, and note that the venue for drop-off is currently TBC.

7. Who are the baked items for?
The baked items are for beneficiaries from needy families who celebrate Deepavali.

8. I cannot bake the minimum 10 bottles but I am keen to contribute. Can I still contribute?
Yes, you may wish to ask in the group if another baker is also able to contribute the remaining bottles and work together with him/her to bake the total 10 bottles. One person will register and be the point of contact should the team need to liaise with you.

9. Can I modify the recipe?

No. As we wish to ensure consistency in all the baked goods, we request that you keep to the recipe strictly including the size of Suji.

10. I followed the temperature and time for baking on the website but my cookies did not come out well. What should I do?
Every oven is unique and you will need to do trial bake or bakes before getting the right temperature and time for your oven.