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Serves: 20

By Indith

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Ingredients

  • 350g self-raising flour

  • 125g butter

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 75g golden syrup

  • 1 eggs, beaten

  • 1 handful chocolate chips, or nuts

  • 1 pinch salt

Method

  1. Sieve the flour, salt, sugar and bicarb into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat the butter and the golden syrup together until melted, and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Pour the butter mixture over the dry ingredients, add the egg and the vanilla essence and mix.
  4. Add the chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
  5. Place small balls of the mixture onto greased baking sheets and flatten slightly with your fingers.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven 160C/gas mark 3 for 15-20 minutes.

Handy Hint

This is a really good cookie base. You can substitute the vanilla and the chocolate or nuts for a couple of tablespoons of ginger and cinnamon to make ginger nuts, or you could substitute about 50g of flour for cocoa powder if you preferred

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Snack

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • chocolate

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  • Brandnewbrighttomorrow 07/05/12 13:02

    Heavenly cookies! Cooked for 14 minutes at 140 (my fan oven runs very hot) and they are just gorgeous! Made with G&B milk chocolate and just done a batch of cranberry and raisin. Crispy on the outside, chewy inside. Yum! Also did a batch in the simmering oven of the aga, took 20 mins in there.

  • ScatterChasse 10/07/11 18:54

    Lovely, very easy to make, and taste gorgeous. I've made them with pieces of chopped up Bournville, and I think I'll try cranberries next time.

  • LoonyRationalist 17/06/11 10:28

    Still a fab recipe, I made 40 for a cake sale for pre-school People raved about them & they were the only thing that sold out Thanks for sharing such a brilliant recipe:)

  • breadandbutterfly 07/04/11 09:32

    Amazing - just had to add my comment. V easy - we just did chocolate chunks this time but will try some of the combinations suggested on here next time. Beware overcooking them - the ones on the top shelf of the oven were done quicker - the ones on the middle shelf still looked uncooked when we took them out but were actually better - take them out before they go brown, counter-intuitively. Will def make again.

  • CalamityKate 03/03/11 18:30

    OK so I've commented on these already but I can't stop making them! The kids absolutely adore them. Also, we've actually taste tested them, side by side, with Tesco's own choc choc chip cookies and there is literally no comparison. Do Tesco actually include chocolate in their cookies?? Anyway, I can now say with some authority that for pure, perfect, cooked-but-still-chewy scrumptiousness, these cookies should be cooked for PRECISELY 14 minutes.

  • stepawayfromthebiscuits 23/02/11 15:30

    I replaced 100g of flour with a 100g of oats and chucked in some raisins so I can pretend these are healthy. Delicious!!

  • Hangingbellyofbabylon 18/02/11 22:39

    This recipe is incredible - the cookies are just so soft and yummy. Actually I'm pretty cross because I don't actually like biscuits and cookies but now I feel a compulsion to keep making and eating beauties! Off to do a batch with stem ginger for MIL and double choc chip for my children.

  • loonyrationalist 16/02/11 16:16

    Fantastic recipe. I've made this loads & loads with many delicious variations but still think plain ones are the best. Making smartie ones for dd2's birthday party by popular request. They are very easy to over cook & still taste good but for melty super squishyness you need to take them out whilst still a bit soft - they will harden as they cool.

  • laosvher 03/02/11 12:42

    Made these yesterday, put in far too much golden syrup! Still turned out alright, if a bit gingerbreadman-ish.

  • MothershipG 02/02/11 18:01

    Yum! Just made a white chocolate and cranberry batch with 100g of oats replacing 100g of flour, they're really good! Tried a batch the other day (peanut choc chip) but I tried to reduce the sugar and they were ok but didn't spread properly. Think this is one of recipes that you just have to go the whole hog and enjoy!

  • pearlgirl 02/02/11 15:51

    Just made these for the second time in three days. I added white chocolate and dried cherries the first time and have just made them with pistachio nuts. I can see these being a firm favourite in our house and that I will make and eat them loads

  • Patchybob 02/02/11 14:56

    Yum, Yum , Yum and so easy. Our new favourite. I added smarties for my big kids and raisins for my little one. A big hit all round!

  • BooBooGlass 02/02/11 11:07

    Such a great, easy recipe, and absolutely delicious. I placed a few smarties on top before popping in the oven, and have also used chocolate buttons rather than chips. Works perfectly every time, and noone can believe they are homemade. The only minus is the devastating effect they will have on my waistline

  • CalamityKate 01/02/11 21:17

    I just made these and substituted 4 tbsp or so of flour with cocoa powder, and chucked in a bag of hazelnuts and dotted some choc chips on the top. They are THE most amazing cookies I've ever tasted - as others have said, they're pretty much like Millie's Cookies only FAR more delicious. Best. Cookies. Ever.

  • edwardsbella 31/01/11 15:49

    wow - these are fab - thankyou so much for sharing a big hit with the kids ,soft and chewy as all good cookies should be

  • Yorky 31/01/11 10:30

    Replaced 50g of flour with oats and used raisins instead of choc chips - now I can con myself they're healthy! Easy to overcook though, not as chewy but still yummy

  • SecretNutellaFix 29/01/11 19:26

    Oh, wow, these are great! I have to stop myself going back to the kitchen for more.

  • Simbaline 28/01/11 20:38

    These are amazing! Have tried so many recipes to get that gorgeous chewy lovelyness and this is the only one I've found. I now have to spend the evening not eating the whole batch though - so hard!!

  • RachelMumsnet 26/01/11 14:23

    Made these in literally 10 mins (plus cooking time) on Sunday night and they're fab - we made ginger biscuits. They were really chewy and looked amazing. Even though we made 2 batches, they didn't last very long but perfect for packed lunches if you have a good hiding place.

  • ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys 02/12/10 10:56

    LOve this recipe. Really easy, quick and delicious <fights children away from cooling cookies>

  • twinklingfairy 27/09/10 12:04

    There it is the holy grail of biscuit recipies. How I have searched for this one!! YuuUUUuumy! That is all that needs to be said.

  • 2plus2 21/09/10 21:04

    Just Brill, everytime I make these, people think they are shop bought and they soon disappear, Can't praise this recipe enough.

  • 10/06/10 00:26

    Divine. Far too moreish so had to bake a second batch to hide my gluttony from the kids.

  • BusyMummyof3 13/01/10 10:30

    Made these whilst snowed in and they are delicious. They are being eaten as fast as they are coming out of the oven. The nearest thing to Millies Cookies. I threw in some almonds and dried apricot and the kids love them!

  • Indith 06/08/09 14:40

    The holy grail of cookies for moist, Millies Cookies style biscuits.