Anzac Biscuits

I would like to make these cookies for Book Club, http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/2012/04/anzac-biscuits/, but not sure what to use as a substitute for treacle, aka golden syrup. Someone commented molasse. Any one familiar with this recipe?

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Sam1148 May 29, 2015
Karo makes a 'golden' corn syrup.
http://www.karosyrup.com/about_us.html
 
Nancy May 28, 2015
Lucia from Madison - have not made these cookies, but I have cooked with Lyle's Golden Syrup. It is great in Delia Smith Damp Gingerbread recipe, cited by Laurie Colwin (see Cookbook Club this month).
It is delicious, with a warm, sort of burnt sugary taste but no distinctive flavor profile like maple syrup or molasses, both of whose flavors are too strong & too different to substitute. Options include corn syrup or a pourable honey without a heavy flower taste profile. see this helpful article on substitutes. http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/43920/what-is-the-us-equivalent-of-golden-syrup-uk
also, check your local grocery for international section or a specialty store that might carry the Lyle produce. Or amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=lyle+golden+syrup&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=31587231797&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=651218710549785744&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_77z0ibt4ha_b
 
Susan W. May 28, 2015
It only calls for 4 tsp, so honey and corn syrup would be fine or even straight honey. Golden syrup is worth looking around for though. It has such a nice flavor. I found it next to the maple syrup at my store. Agave would also work.
 
Dona May 28, 2015
Do you have World Market? They carry Lyles Golden Syrup.
 
Cav May 28, 2015
Golden Syrup is a light treacle, so molasses will not substitute. I find golden syrup in the ethnic aisle of supermarkets, or hidden amongst the syrups. If you can't find it then equal measures honey and corn syrup can almost approximate it.
 
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