Budget Biscuits

"I found this recipe in a budgeting booklet years ago in New Zealand. These biscuits were lifesavers when the money was tight. They are cheap to make, easy to bake and delicious to eat and have become a family favourite. This is definitely a recipe I intend on passing on to my children. Hope you enjoy these biscuits."
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Ready In:
20-25 biscuits




  • Melt the butter in a pot.
  • Take off the heat and add golden syrup. Stir until golden syrup is dissolved.
  • Stir in sugar, rolled oats and flour.
  • In a small bowl or cup, dissolve baking soda in water and add to mixture.
  • Mix evenly.
  • Put teaspoon lots onto a greased oven tray (leave room for spreading).
  • Bake at 170 degrees celcius for 8-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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  1. Reggie 2
    Great taste! Didn't turn out very crispy. I made two different batches. Used margerine for one batch and butter for a second batch. I think I like the taste better with the margerine. Don't know what I did wrong that they did not get crisp.
  2. Missy Wombat
    Glorifie Anzac biscuits. Had trouble getting these to stick together but there is nothing wrong with the taste. Baked for 10 minutes in a convection oven.
  3. NoviceFreezerCook
    Good, easy biscuits. I used maple syrup instead of golden because it was what I had, worked out beautifully.


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