This time of year is always busy – with all the parties and planning there always seems to be people coming and going through the house. Which is why I love having festive cookies sitting in your cookie jar (this one is super cute) ready for those unexpected visitors you get at this time of year – and enjoy after dinner!
What makes this recipe great is that while the cookies are suitably Christmassy, they don’t require any time-consuming icing or decorating.
So what makes them Christmassy? The flavour! They’re packed with distinctive flavours – think golden syrup, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and all spice! You can’t help but feel festive when you bite into them.
But the best part is that these biscuits are a one bowl wonder that can be whipped up in next to no time – easily in under 30 minutes (and that’s including the bake time). Enjoy!
Makes approx. 24 cookies
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed*
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp golden syrup
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups plain flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup white sugar, for rolling
* Standard brown sugar will work if you don’t have dark brown sugar on hand.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line two baking trays.
- Place dark brown sugar, oil, golden syrup, cinnamon and all spice in a large bowl and mix until pale and creamy. Add egg and mix until well combined.
- Add flour and baking soda and mix until a dough forms. If dough is too sticky to roll, add more flour by the tablespoon until dough is manageable (I used 2 Tbsp of extra flour)
- Roll dough into small balls approx 3cm in diameter. Roll in white sugar and place on baking tray about 4cm apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes until cookies are cracked and slightly browned. Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.