Butterscotch Cookies Recipe!

Mmmmm… 30 year old biscuits! Well alright they aren’t really 30 years old, but the recipe is. It comes from a book that has been in our family for a long time; it’s cover is long gone, it’s pages are soft and yellowed, but we love this book and the recipes it contains. Last year the page that contained these cookies fell out and a period of genuine distress ensued. Luckily it was eventually found among the pages of another book. So today I am sharing it with all of you, which also ensures that should the page go walkies again I can always look back here to find it.

What You’ll Need

6oz/ 150g SR flour

4oz/ 100g Soft brown sugar

4oz/ 100g Butter

1 Tablespoon Syrup

Pinch of Salt


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160C, 325F, Gas Mark 3. In a large bowl cream the butter, sugar and syrup until soft.

Step 2

Now add the flour and salt and mix to form a soft dough.

Step 3

Using your hands roll the balls into small balls, flatten slightly by hand and space evenly on a baking tray.

Step 4

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.


We usually make double the quantity as they disappear so fast!

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