Butterscotch cookies

Butterscotch cookies

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 10
Hidden rice puffs give reader Pamela Johnson's butterscotch chocolate chip biscuits a good crunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze unbaked

Nutrition: per cookie

  • kcal188
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 100g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for the baking sheet
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

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  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 25g puffed rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
  • dark chocolate chips, for decoration
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    Dark chocolate

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  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and golden syrup until smooth.

  2. Sift in the flour and mix together, then fold through the puffed rice cereal. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place, well spaced, on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Decorate each ball with a few chocolate chips.

  3. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden. Leave on the baking sheet for 1 min before removing to a wire rack to cool.

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30th May, 2020
My 9yr old and I made these cookies a couple of days ago and they went down a storm. Easy to make and very yummy. We are making them again today. We didn’t have any rice cereal so missed this out, but it didn’t seem to matter.
Swells6's picture
30th Mar, 2020
Easy to make and delicious!
18th Feb, 2017
Very crumbly mixture, a bit similar to short crust pastry, but they spread and crist up beautifully in the oven! I easily got 21 cookies at 20g per ball. I suggest a little less sugar, maybe 75g as they were a little sweet.
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9th Jul, 2016
A winner in my household, hubby looked genuinely sad when he'd eaten them all! I didn't have any golden syrup so substituted with maple syrup instead and it worked just fine! I made 10 cookies and they were a good chunky size - but I do think they should have been flattened just a little bit when going into the oven. Will make again!
28th Jan, 2015
These are delicious cookies. The recipe is very generous - I just made 24 from a single batch (either that or someone has VERY big walnuts :-) )
Swells6's picture
26th Mar, 2020
You did make me laugh (much needed in these challenging times)....I agree someone must have enormous walnuts :)!
dennylee's picture
13th Jan, 2015
have just made these cookies, they turned out well, both chewy and crunchy, I followed the recipe to the letter but added some orange essence to the mix which gave a lovely flavour.
nradzi's picture
11th May, 2014
Really nice and easy to make. I replaced the rice cereal with a handful of oats and also added some coconut shavings and they were gorgeous.
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30th Apr, 2014
check this delicious jam cookies recipe at marmite et ponpon http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/30/irresistible-sable-aux-abricots/
23rd Feb, 2014
I made these with dairy free margarine and only half with chocolate on so my dairy intolerant son could have them. They were delicious and would easily work with other exchanges such as raisins. They were chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside. My only complaint is that I didn't make double (or triple!) quantity!


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21st Jun, 2014
We chopped up a Mars bar and added it just before stirring in the rice crispies. Fab!
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