14 November 2011

Super-Easy Hokey Pokey Biscuits

Hokey Pokey Biscuits - a classic kiwi cookie

Here's a recipe for delicious, caramel-flavoured hokey pokey biscuits (cookies) from the good-ole Edmonds book (a New Zealand baking classic). This recipe is so simple my three year old can almost make these cookies by himself. The Edmonds book says to use a saucepan on the stove-top to make these cookies, but I use the microwave - it's more toddler friendly {and I hate washing pots}.

So here goes with a cookie recipe even a toddler can make...

Classic Kiwi Hokey Pokey Biscuits *
*Biscuits = cookies

golden syrup + baking soda = hokey pokey

125g of butter {Online measurement converter}
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 tablespoon of Golden Syrup
1 tablespoon of milk
1 and a 1/2 cups of flour*
1 teaspoon of baking soda

* I use Gluten free baking mix to make these cookies gluten free; you could also substitute dairy-free spread for butter and rice/soy milk to make the cookies dairy free.

Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup

  • Put the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a microwave-safe bowl and zap on high for 30 seconds.
  • Stir then zap for 30 more seconds.
  • Repeat (zapping and stirring) until the butter is melted and the mixture is almost boiling and bubbling.
  • It should look thick, golden and caramel-y like this...

Melted golden-syrup & butter mixture - like caramel

  • Allow to cool to lukewarm while your little helper licks the spoon (then wash the spoon or get a fresh one!)
  • Sift the flour and baking soda into the cooled mixture. Mix well, until it looks like this...

Mix in dry ingredients

  • Roll teaspoonsful into balls and place on oven tray lined with baking paper.

slightly flatten each ball of cookie dough with a fork

  • Flatten each ball slightly with a fork. (They will spread and get bigger, so allow space between them)

gluten free hokey pokey cookies

  • Bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Baked hokey pokey biscuits aka cookies

Allow to cool and harden before eating.
Makes approximately 25 cookies.

Yum yum!

P.S. I'm curious... do you have hokey pokey in other countries too, or is this just a Kiwi thing?

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georgi said...

hokey pokey biscuits! a family tradition! we make them a bit different to yours, with a recipe where you heat the golden syrup and milk and then you stir in the baking soda. i used to think it was magic! and also with raisins in sometimes. yum!

Jules said...

They look delicious! Must try something new from my Edmonds cookbook, I tend to stick to my tried & tested Afghans and Belgium Biscuits. You've got me all inspired!

Unknown said...

We make those too, from the same recipe!

Jess said...

Yum one of my favourite biscuits too. I can taste them just thinking about it.

Suki-Lou said...

Yum! I am going to have a go at these! They look scrummy!

As far as I know, Hokey Pokey is definitely All Kiwi :)

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