About this recipe:These are the easiest biscuits I have ever made. In Sweden, they're known as brunscrackers. You can add 2 tablespoons of cocoa to the flour if you fancy a chocolate version. The only problem I have with them is you can't eat just one!
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
200g caster sugar
1 or 2 drops vanilla extract
2 tablespoons golden syrup
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:15min › Ready in:30min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and golden syrup; mix well. Stir in the flour and mix until just incorporated. Form dough into two 2.5cm thick elongated rolls the length of your baking tray. Place them on the baking tray with enough space in between for them to spread.
Bake in preheated oven until they are light golden brown and have flattened; about 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly for about 3 minutes. Cut diagonally into 5cm strips while still warm. Allow individual biscuits to cool down on a cooling rack.
This recipe is wrong, it reads 225g flour, it should be 450g (double the amount!)
Sadly I only worked this out after making the cookies and now have a greasy sticky toffee like batch of biscuits.
I'm sure given the correct quantities the cookies would be delicious, and it is a really easy recipe so I will be trying again sometime. - 28 Aug 2011