Yummy, chewy golden syrup cookies. Also an easy recipe to make vegan!
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.
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.
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.
Transfer the golden syrup cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store your finished golden syrup cookies in an airtight container. When cooled the cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Looking for some other cookie recipes? Try these!
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Chocolate melt cookies, featuring Rolos and Smarties!