Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Lunch Box Goodies

This basic recipe is a must for any busy Mum. I make huge batches of these, freezing most of them uncooked until I need them. I then pop them into a 180 Fan oven for 14 minutes allowing to cool on the pan before transfering to a cooling rack.

Basic Recipe
24oz Butter
24oz Sugar (white, light brown, demerara)
6 tablespoons Golden Syrup (original flavour or new maple flavour)
36oz Self Raising Flour
Flavour of your choice * see below
  1. Cream butter and sugar,
  2. Add golden syrup and mix well
  3. Add flour and mix to bind adding flavour as you go.
  4. Roll into small balls, place on a greased baking sheet and either bake at 180c for 12 minutes or open freeze,* then bag & label once frozen
  5. Allow to cool on baking sheet allowing to firm up slightly.
  6. Transfer to cooling rack until cold.

* To cook from frozen place on baking sheet, (allow for spreading), cook for 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Flavour choices are endless but here are a few of our favourites!

  • Chocolate chips, white, milk or plain
  • White chocolate and raspberry
  • Dried cranberry & white chocolate
  • Orange zest & Plain chocolate (tastes like jaffa cakes)
  • Ginger (either ground or candied)
  • Orange zest and sultana
  • Lemon zest
  • Nuts & Raisin (various combinations on this one)
  • Brazil & Plain chocolate chips made with maple golden syrup is out of this world

The flavours are endless, do tell me if you make this recipe with any different ones.


Marie said...

Those be some mighty tasty looking goodies Tulip!

Sylvie said...


Ally Lifewithally said...

Hello Tulip I followed the link to your blog ~ and I am glad I did ~ don't know how we meet on Facebook but hope to keep in contact ~ Ally x

elly202 said...

Hey Tulip,

I made a batch of these with my friends kids last night - WOW they went down well.

managed to keep away from them myself but was very very tempted.
Hope all's well.


Tulip said...

Ally..glad you like my blog...I have been to yours and its great too!

Elly - Great cookies huh? My kids love them, what flavour did you do?

Marie & Sylvie - ~x~ {{hugs}}