That bag of stuff in the front is desiccated coconut for the record!
Start with 125g of butter. Chop it up, dump it in a bowl, and stick it in the microwave until it's melted. That's what you do if you're actually following the recipe. If you're me, you get forgetful and do things in the wrong order. It didn't really make a difference though!
The way *I* did it was to add the golden syrup (2 tablespoons, FYI) BEFORE I put it in the microwave. Whoops. Oh well. It didn't really matter in the long run.
Once the butter is melted, you (unless you're me!) add two tablespoons of golden syrup, and two tablespoons of boiling water.
Set the liquids aside to cool. While it's cooling, mix up the dry ingredients. Start with 3/4 cup of brown sugar:
Sift in 1 cup of self raising flour:
Then add a cup of rolled oats:
And a cup of desiccated coconut:
Mix it all together with a fork:
Add the butter, golden syrup and water mixture:
Mix it together to form a dough:
Then mix through 100g of dark chocolate chips. Allow me to recommend the Cadbury ones over the Nestle ones. I'm not sure quite what the difference is. But the Cadbury ones are a million times better!
Roll dessertspoon sized balls of dough and place them on a baking tray:
I apologise about the burn mark on my cookie tray. I forgot that I'd been using the stove top when I pulled a batch of cookies out of the oven one day, and that it was still hot...
Bake them in the oven at 180 degrees for around 12-15 minutes. The official recipe says 18 minutes, but I'm sticking with Mum's scribbled notes on this one!