Straight from my mum’s recipe folder – this is an oldie but a goodie (and 1 day too late for Australia Day…) If you don’t have golden syrup, you could try maple syrup or honey.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup caster sugar
¾ cup desiccated coconut
125g butter (salted)
2 tablespoon golden syrup
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon boiling water
Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut.
Combine butter and golden syrup, stir over gentle heat until melted.
Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter mixture, stir into the dry ingredients. The mixture should not be too moist, but if you need more moisture, add a little more water.
Place tablespoons of mixture on lightly greased oven trays; allow room for spreading. Flatten a little with your fingers.
Cook in a slow 160 deg C oven for 20 mins. Loosen while warm then cool on tray.