Recipe | Quick golden syrup cookies

Yummy, chewy golden syrup cookies. Also an easy recipe to make vegan!

Quick golden syrup cookies biscuits uk recipe easy

Following the success of using golden syrup in my gingerbread cake, I did a search for biscuits made using this magic ingredient. I found this super-simple golden syrup cookie recipe on the BBC Good Food website.

Ingredients (makes 12-24 cookies depending on how big you make them)

  • 100 g / 3.5 oz butter or, if you’d like to make a vegan version, baking margarine
  • 100 g / 3.5 oz caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 150 g / 5.3 oz self-raising flour
  • Approx. 50 g / 1.5 oz optional cookie extras (chocolate chips for example or, if you’re going for vegan cookies, nuts and dried fruit)


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C / 160 degrees C fan/ Gas Mark 4 / 350 degrees F. Grease and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. As I decided to make small cookies I had to reuse each of my sheets twice, baking the quick golden syrup cookies in two batches.

Blend the sugar and butter together to get a smooth paste.

Add the golden syrup, half the flour and whatever optional extra you want and mix together. I had about 50 g of milk chocolate chips to use up. However, when I make these again I think I’ll use more chocolate. You can change this part of the recipe to suit you. If you’re vegan, you could add nuts or dried fruit at this point.

Add the remaining flour and blend until all the ingredients are combined and you have a smooth dough.

Quick golden syrup cookies uk recipe

Shape the dough into small balls. Put the balls on a baking sheet, leave at least an inch between them. Don’t flatten them! They will spread out in the oven.

Quick golden syrup cookies

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Take the golden syrup cookies out when they start to brown. Keep an eye on them as they can start to burn quickly.

Quick golden syrup cookies easy recipe uk metric

Transfer the golden syrup cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Quick golden syrup cookies biscuits uk easy

Store your finished golden syrup cookies in an airtight container. When cooled the cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Quick golden syrup cookies biscuits uk recipe


A plea from this baker/writer

If you’ve read this far and have found this recipe, or any of my recipes useful, please consider returning the favour by buying one of my books! The ebooks cost less than a coffee and they are free with Kindle Unlimited.

Claire Huston romance novels Twitter pinned pic June 2022

Claire Huston / Art and Soul

21 thoughts on “Recipe | Quick golden syrup cookies

    • Hello! They’ll be at their best the day they are made and the next day.

      But if you keep them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place they should be fine for 3-4 days.

      You could also freeze them if you need to make them a long time in advance.

      I hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Pingback: Recipe | Golden syrup sponge cake | Art and Soul

  2. Pingback: Recipe | Peanut butter, choc chip and oat cookies | Art and Soul

  3. Pingback: Recipe | Kinder bueno cookie bars | Art and Soul

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s