ANZAC Biscuits

Natasha Battersby


ANZAC(Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) were originally called Soldiers Biscuits. The biscuits were made by wives and sent to the soldiers fighting in World War I.They kept well during Naval Transportation and were given as part of their rations.They are part of our Australian History and signify the womens input into the War from the home front. They are still eaten by all Australians now. They should be a bit chewy!

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Makes Approx 24
20 Min
15 Min


1 c
plain flour
1 c
rolled oats
1 c
dessicated coconut (grated coconut)
3/4 c
brown sugar
125 g
2 Tbsp
golden syrup
1 tsp
bicarbonate of soda


1Preheat Oven to 160degCelsius. Line two Baking trays with Baking Paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the Oats, Coconut and Brown Sugar.
2Put the Butter, Golden Syrup and 2 tablespoons of water into small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the Bi Carb of Soda.
3Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
4Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on trays about 5cm apart.
5Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 to 15mins or until brown.
6Set aside on trays for 5mins. Then transfer to wire trays to cool completely.
7If you want crunchier biscuits then add more golden syrup to the recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy