Betty’s Biscuits

These are my favourite biscuits – I make them all the time for students to have with tea at the cookery school.  They are really easy to make, simple and moorish – the problem is it is impossible to just have one …



Ready In:

30 min



Skills covered

Biscuits, Baking

Betty’s Biscuits

By: Chloe Coker

This recipe comes from my friend (and amazing dog trainer) Buzz’s mum – it takes 10 minutes to weigh out the ingredients and stir them together and another 10 minutes to bake the cookies so you have lovely warm cookies on the table in under half and hour.  These biscuits are just right in my opinion – buttery, sweet but not sickly and chewy in the middle


120g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
Optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
120g oats
120g light brown sugar
80g dessicated coconut
Pinch salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp boiling water

  • Preheat the oven to 180*c and line a baking sheet
  • Place the butter and syrup in a pan and melt
  • Place the flour, oats, sugar, dessicated coconut and salt in a bowl
  • Place the bicarbonate of soda in a cup and add 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the melted butter
  • Pour the melted butter into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined
  • Form into waltnut size pieces, arrange on a baking sheet (leaving 3 cm between each cookie) and press down slightly
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked (note that they will still be slightly soft when they come out of the oven)

Tips, Tricks and Teaching Info

Cooking Time

Take the biscuits out of the oven early if you like them to be really chewy and leave them in the oven for an extra minute or 2 if you prefer them crispy.


Try adding a handful of raisins and some mixed spice for an oatmeal and raisin style cookie.