Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Hob nobs are a crispy biscuits here in Scotland. I think you would call them cookies in the USA you can't just eat one you alway's want an other so try them at your peril. This is not my recipe a friend gave it to me as I was making biscuits for a charity event. Honey can be used rather than Golden syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Turn on oven to 180c.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Melt butter syrup and water very gently don't let it get to hot.
  4. Pour onto the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix well and form into balls about 25g each.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet covered with non stick baking paper.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Leave for a minute on the cookie sheet then cool on a wire rack.
  9. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

These cookies were quite tasty without being too sweet. I think the addition of the honey adds a natural sweetener that doesn't make it too rich like some sugar-rich cookies can be. These, on the other hand, were quite nice. Thanks, Tea Jenny. Made for Zaar World Tour #6.

NorthwestGal June 21, 2010

My kids said these were awesome and I agree. Great to make spur of the moment since you don't have to wait for the butter to reach room temp. I tried to resist tinkering with the recipe but I ended up adding a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Scooped out 1 TBS of batter for each cookie and ended up with 26 cookies. Baked @ 350 for 12min. We'll definitely make these again, thanks!

Pomtini April 10, 2010