Au Revoir Does Not Mean Goodbye

I am kind of scared.


Being brutally honest here, I am doubting my abilities to do well in such intense exams.

It is normal, it is stressful, and 99% of New South Wales goes through exactly the same pressure.


Ok, I think I can make it through, if I think of it like that 😛

But to get over my childish nerves, I believe a big stock of cookies is important.


Fat. Nutella Filled. Secret. Chocolate Chip. Cookies.

Oh cookies, keep me going. Only 4 weeks left. Only 4.


Au Revoir, if I literally translate it, means ‘To Resee’ – though used as a goodbye.

So I say it to you in its most literal sense.


The French once said it to the Germans, fuelling their ongoing rivalry, but I promise, I use it in a much less threatening manner 😉

Au Revoir, my blogging friends. We shall meet again.

In the meantime though, as to not forget me, please make and eat a nice big batch of these cookies.

Or 2.

Or 3.


They are a touch addictive, I must admit 😉

Hope you all stay well (100% guarantee if you eat these Nutella Stuffed Toffee-Chip Cookies!)

Secret Toffee Choc Chip Cookies w/ Nutella Surprise
Idea from: Butter Baking 
Recipe: Uru’s Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies

printable recipe!


  • 130g butter, divided in 1/2, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbs dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup SRF (self-raising flour), sifted
  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted (some extra may be needed, 2-3 tbs)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon/allspice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips + extra
  • 1/2 cup Toffee Chips
  • A nice big jar of Nutella

*For a pictorial in depth, view this post


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C and line two baking trays with baking paper
  2. Melt half the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally and let it brown – when smells nutty and turns brown, immediately take off heat and let cool
  3. Place other half of butter in a bowl and beat with all sugars until pale in colour – scrape down the bowl
  4. Add in brown butter to mixture and beat until well combined
  5. Add in egg to mixture and beat until just combined
  6. Beat in vanilla essence and golden syrup
  7. Sift both flours, cinnamon, salt in a large separate bowl. Stir chocolate chips through until coated and mixture is combine – Make sure the mixture is ‘rollable’ or can be scooped into your hand and moulded (putting it in the fridge for 30 minutes will yield thicker and easier cookies to handle)
  8. Take 1 tbs of dough and roll in hand before flattening into a disk
  9. Place 1 tsp of Nutella in the middle of the disk
  10. Form another disk from 1 tbs and then place on top of the Nutella
  11. Pinch edges together and then roll the dough into a ball and place on the tray
  12. Repeat with remaining dough
  13. Once on tray, use a fork to flatten all the biscuits
  14. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are flat and baked – note they did not turn super golden for me, check their underside, it should be a gorgeous gold 🙂
  15. As soon as it comes out of the oven, pop on a couple of extra chocolate chips on top (or spread Nutella ;))
  16. Eat. I know you want to. Who waits anymore? 😉

Au Revoir mes chéris!

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  7. Thanks for the tip about adding a few extra choc chips once the cookies come out of the oven, believe it or not, having lots of choc chips visible is supremely important in a choc chip cookie for me lol. I wish you all the best with your exams and amazing results which I’m sure you’ll no doubt be receiving, you are such a hardworking girl!


  8. Good luck with your exam Uru! I used to take exams very seriously (I was a real nerd) and I stress myself out… that was over a decade ago… the hard days will be over sooner than you think. Hang in there and do your best! You at least have a great treat between your studies. 🙂 Such a delicious cookie recipe!


  9. Juliana says:

    Uru, I am sure that you will do just fine in your exams…
    As for the cookies, they look delicious, anything, everything that has Nutella have my attention 😀


  10. vickibensinger says:

    First of all you’ll do fine on your exams. Just relax, stressing out won’t help. These cookies, OMG they instantly made me drool. I’m going to have to go out and get these ingredients to bake these. I love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it. Best of luck on your exams.


  11. Amy Tong says:

    I tend to need lots of snacks to munch on too when I’m under stress, especially exam stress. These cookies look scrumptious and perfect for the occasion. Wish you all the best with the exams. I’m sure you’ll do great. 😉


  12. Tammy says:

    Uru, I am going to miss you so much! 😀

    I wish you the very best on your exams…I know you can do it. …I couldn’t think of a better (temporary) farewell post. These cookies look A-MAZING! I promise to make them in your honor ;D

    Sweet hugs to you my friend,


  13. Rosemary says:

    I have always loved Nutella, and this summer I started making two ingredient ice cream — Nutella and evaporated milk. Really. And really great. I love the browned butter in these cookies, and the Nutella? Goes without saying.
    Good luck!


  14. Veronica says:

    Good luck Uru! I know you will make it through with shining colors. I mean, nobody this brilliant to come up with cookies this good could do anything but ace their exams! The cookies are gorgeous.


  15. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    yumm! these look de-lic-ious my friend!! 🙂
    a great send-off for your exams – good luck!!
    i know you’ll kill it! 😀
    see you on the other side! 🙂


  16. Everyone always told me to eat fish before an exam Uru. I think these cookies stashed at my side were probably a better idea, lol…

    You are going to ace them for sure and then we will all celebrate!!! Good luck and don’t forget to breathe:)

    We’ll be here when you return:)


  17. mmmarzipan says:

    Good luck with your exams CCU! Fabulous cookies… I hope they give you an extra boost. I am sure you’ll do just fine regardless. You’re the cleverest cookie of all 😉 xx


  18. Book Blather says:

    Cookies are definitely best straight out of the over, just as they’re hardening! 🙂 Good luck in your exams, don’t stress! Millions of people make it through exams every year, you just have to be a million and one, not hard at all! Best wishes.


  19. Gina says:

    You will do good on your exams I’m sure especially if you are fueled by these cookies. I think you are doing the right thing and just buckling down. I have to do that sometimes with work, even though I’d prefer to bake and stare at cookie all day. See ya when you get back. Good luck.


  20. Uru, these are incredible! Dang, these are thick, glorious cookies bursting with amazingness (Nutella – one of humanity’s best creations). You are going to rock all of your exams, girl. You’re smart, hard-working and you’ve got these cookies to fuel you through. All the best – see you in four weeks!


  21. Good luck with your exams! Thanks for leaving us with a supply of cookies, but they’ll be long gone by the time you get back. So we’ll be here – with empty plates and stomachs – hungrily awaiting your return. 😉


  22. Au revoir is just the perfect way to leave us–just for now! I just pinned these cookies to my Pinterest because I already know they’re going to be amazing. I don’t even mind baking cookies in the heat. I will be pulling for you through this intense exam period. I just know you’re going to do very well…you have what it takes. 🙂


  23. Of course you’ll do well on the exams – look at all the support you have from everyone here. I think it’s better to go in with a little anxiety than too much confidence. The cookies of course will do the trick.


  24. Kim Bultman says:

    Uru, the browned butter and touch of spice in your secret recipe is brilliant — but then, I already knew you were brilliant. Whether you’re in the kitchen or sitting at a desk taking exams (fortified by one or two or three of these), you’re one smart cookie! Best wishes.


  25. Good luck on all your exams my dear friend!! I will say a prayer and send good vibes your way that you do amazing on them!! You are one smart cookie (no pun intended with your recipe today).

    The cookie is fabulous!! Keep them well stocked and nourish yourself with some sweet treats to keep those brain cells fully fueled! 🙂


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