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 5 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.
Cookies Donations for Deepavali 2021 has closed due to an overwhelming response. Thank you for your support!
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 tablespoon vanilla extract
7. 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 gradually
4. Fold the flour and mix well into a dough
5. Add in the chocolate chips to the mixture
6. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes and then shape the cookies (about 3 cm in diameter)
7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes
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.
Drop off Details
All cookies are to be dropped off at our collection point between 9:00am – 7:00pm on 23-27 October and by 12.00 pm on 28 October.
Ramakrishna Mission Boys Home
179 Bartley Road, Singapore 539784
Alight at Bartley station (CC12) on the Circle line and take Exit B. For easier access to the Mission, you may use the Lift (not the escalator) to come to the street level.
Nearest Bus Stops
Services 28, 93 and 158 along Bartley Road. Alight at Bartley Station (Bus stop # 62079) or Opp Bartley Station (Bus stop # 62071)
Services 22, 24, 43, 58, 62, 70, 70M, 76 and 80 along Upper Paya Lebar Road. Alight at Raya Garden (Bus stop # 62039) or How Sun Park (Bus stop # 62031)
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When do the cookies need to be ready and delivered?
The cookies will need to be delivered to Ramakrishna Mission Boys Home at 179 Bartley Road between 25-28 October, 9:00am – 7:00pm.
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 26 October, please only start baking on 19 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. Who are the baked items for?
The baked items are for beneficiaries from needy families who celebrate Deepavali.
7. 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 the cookies.
8. 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.