Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

These cookies are a standard item in every cookie jar in each home in South Africa!


  1. Melt margarine and syrup together in a large pot.
  2. Add baking soda and stir.
  3. The mixture will froth up, just keep stirring until all of it has frothed up.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Press into a greased baking sheet.
  6. Dough must be 1 1/2 cm thick.
  7. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
  8. While still hot, cut into squares and leave to set before removing to cooling rack.
Most Helpful

4 5

Wonderful. Just like I remember growing up. My children and husband love them and I double the recipe.

3 5

Great taste . BUT why won't mine SET firn. They very crumby. BUT TASTY. I will use it for a cheese cake base. (this time) Leskin

This is just the way I remember them!