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Perkins Biscuits Recipe - Baking with Granny. Traditional Scottish biscuits. Sweet, crunchy, oaty and loving topped with an almond.
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4.34 from 3 votes


Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins



  • Pre-heat oven to 180°c (160°c for fan assisted ovens or Gas Mark 4) and line a couple of baking sheets with grease-proof paper.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon and spices. Add the butter and rub until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add the sugar and oats and mix to combine.
  • In a small saucepan, warm the golden syrup until it is of a pouring consistency - this will only take a few minutes.
  • Add the golden syrup to the bowl and mix to form a stiff dough.
  • Roll a heaped teaspoon of the dough into a small ball before placing onto your pre-lined trays. Repeat with the rest of your dough to make about 22 biscuits, arranging them on the trays with a little space between each.
  • Gently press the tops of your biscuits with the back of a fork and top each with a blanched almond.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, until the biscuits have spread and are golden.
  • Leave to cool on the tray until cool enough to touch before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.