A Charmed Life

eat – hokey pokey cookies



I was never any good at science at school but the one experiment I remember and enjoyed was when my third form class made hokey pokey. You know the one when after the golden syrup and sugar are heated, it causes a reaction with the baking soda which creates carbon dioxide (I confess I cheated and looked up the science bit of this). The carbon dioxide is trapped in the heavier syrupy mixture which causes it to fluff up into the thick golden mixture – looking like an eruption. Then as it cools it sets into a firm solid that can be eaten. Yum Yum. A true kiwi kid, I do have a sweet tooth – hokey bars (remember them with the heart of gold in the middle), crunchies, hokey pokey ice cream… and now hokey pokey cookies.


hokey pokey cookies

makes about 12

125g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 Tsp golden syrup
1 Tsp milk
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups plain flour


1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking trays with baking paper
2.Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
3.Place golden syrup and milk into a heatproof microwave-safe jug. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds on HIGH (100%) power or until hot. Stir in bicarbonate of soda (mixture will bubble up).
4.Add warm milk mixture to butter mixture. Stir until well combined. Sift flour over batter. Mix well
5.Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of mixture at a time into balls.
6.Place onto prepared baking trays, allowing a little room for spreading. Gently press biscuits down with a floured fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch.
7.Stand on trays for 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Author: akiwigirlabroad

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2 thoughts on “eat – hokey pokey cookies

  1. Love the nerd/scientist in u, keep up the good work!:)

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