These are just so yummy, and chewy and gooey. Perfect as a sandwich-box treat, and they make the house smell so lovely and old-fashioned and homely whilst they’re cooking.


  • 125g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 75g chocolate chips


Whisk the butter and sugar together. Add the golden syrup, vanilla extract and egg and whisk some more. Then sieve in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Finally stir in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips.

By now the mixture should have formed a dough. Put the dough in the fridge for about half an hour.

Set the oven to 150C.

Line two baking trays.

Form the dough into small balls, no bigger than a ping-pong ball. Then press into little disks on the baking tray. Allow plenty of room for the mixture to spread.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and delicious.