I have made literally thousands of these simple cookies over the past four years while working at the school. I remember eating them when I was a student there in the eighties, except then they were covered in chocolate. Up until two years ago we were allowed to put a single Smartie in the centre, but then the government decided that was far too unhealthy and so the frivolous chocolate treat had to go. But, even striped of their chocolate fig-leaf, these cookies are delicious, they taste crisp and golden.
Makes about 18
225 g Butter
225g Caster Sugar
225g Plain Flour
225g Rolled Oats
140g Golden Syrup
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
Preheat the oven to 180/350/gas 4
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Sieve the flour, bicarb and baking powder and add to the sugar and butter along with the syrup and oats.
- Beat this all together until evenly combined.
- Roll into balls the size of a walnut and flatten lightly onto a lined baking tray.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden, leave to cool slightly on the tray before removing to cooling rack.