Don't be surprised if there's an infinite demand for these cookies; they're easy to make and simply delicious.



  • 125g (4½oz) butter
  • 75g (3oz) brown sugar
  • 75g (3oz) golden syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150g (5oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp mixed spice
  • 50g (2oz) caster or granulated sugar


  1. Beat the butter, then add in the brown sugar, the golden syrup and then the egg. Use a whisk for a few seconds to bring the mixture together.
  2. Take out the whisk, then sift in the remaining ingredients, but not the sugar.
  3. The mixture can be used straight away or it can placed in the fridge for 1 week.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), Gas mark 4. Line the baking trays with baking parchment.
  5. Place the sugar in a bowl.
  6. Take dessert spoonfuls of the cookie dough and roll into balls, toss in the sugar, flatten and place spaced apart on the lined tray.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until just set, but still slightly soft in the centre.
  8. Take out of the oven and let sit for 4 minutes before removing to a wire rack.