Homemade hobnobs

Homemade hobnobs

Lucy's Bakes
15 mins
Cooking time
12 mins
Jacqui Melville

These crunchy biscuits are based on my beloved HobNobs. They’re buttery, sweet and crunchy with a tiny nod to health by adding a few jumbo oats. Lyle’s golden syrup is made with sugar cane and I think this is a better flavour than sugar beet syrups. Check the label of the brand you choose to see which type of sugar it is made from.


Quantity Ingredient
170g butter, at room temperature
60g golden syrup
120g demerara sugar, plus extra for coating
5g vanilla extract
200g self-raising flour
60g jumbo rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter, syrup, sugar and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until creamy, using a wooden spoon or an electric hand whisk.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix to a firm dough. Roll into a sausage approximately 6 cm diameter. Roll the log in a little extra demerara so it is coated all the way round. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. Slice into ½–1 cm thick rounds.
  4. Lay the biscuits on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 12–15 minutes, until golden, swapping the sheets over half way through cooking.
  5. Cool on a wire rack (they will crisp as they cool) and store in an airtight container.


  • This recipe is vegetarian and nut-free.

What the testers say

  • THE ROBINSON FAMILY – ‘My children prefer softer cookies and these are a crunchy biscuit, but I shared them with friends and we loved them.’

    MAURICE FLYNN – ‘I had everything I needed in the cupboard just waiting for this recipe! I added cinnamon as I love the smell of it baking but could have added mixed peel, dried fruit or candied peel.’

    HATTIE CUFFLIN – ‘I made them and ate them warm – just great!’
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