It is not often that a recipe, which has just a few store-cupboard ingredients and is blissfully easy to make, tastes delicious. Make a batch of these cookies, your family and friends will thank you and this recipe will be a welcome addition to your baking.
Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).
Prepare a baking tray by lining with non-stick baking paper.
Using a stand mixer or handheld electric beaters, cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy. – see Note 4
Add the Golden Syrup and vanilla and beat the mixture together.
Add the flour and with the mixer on low speed, mix until it is just combined.
Turn the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until it is firm enough to roll into small balls.
Roll the mixture into small balls, about 2 ½ cm/1” or use a small scoop for evenly sized cookies.
Place the balls/scoops of mixture on the prepared baking tray, allowing some room for the biscuits to spread.
Press the cookies gently with the palm of your hand or a fork to flatten a little. Sprinkle with salt flakes if using.
Bake at 180C for approximately 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are just turning a light golden-brown shade.
Remove the tray from the oven and leave the cookies a few minutes to cool slightly.
Transfer them to a cooling rack.