Anzac Biscuits (cookies)

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ANZAC stands for Australian, New Zealand Army Corps... These were invented when there was a shortage of everything during the war and families wanted to send things to their boys fighting in WW1. They are tastey and can last along time... but they tend to get eaten before they go stale. We always make these in rememberance on Anzac Day, 25th April... Hope you like them

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1 c
plain flour
2/3 c
1 c
rolled oats
1 c
desiccated coconut
120 g
1/4 c
golden syrup (honey or treacle can be substituted if you can not get golden syrup)
1/2 tsp
bicarb of soda
1 Tbsp
hot water

How to Make Anzac Biscuits (cookies)


  • 1Preheat the oven to moderate 180C. Line cookie tray with baking paper.
  • 2Sift flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add oats and coconut; make a well in the centre.
  • 3Combine butter and golden syrup in a small heavy based pot. Stir over low heat until butter has melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Dissolve soda in water; add immediately to butter mixture and stir until foamy (make sure it is really frothy as this is a key step). Add to dry ingredients and stir until well combined. (if you are substituting honey or treacle the colouring and flavour may change slightly but still tastes wonderful)
  • 4Take spoon fulls of the mixture and pop onto the lined cookie sheet. Leave then heaped up as they will flatten out in the oven. For chewy biscuits bake for 25 to 30 mins. For Crunchy biscuits leave in for another 5 or so mins. They need to cook on the tray as they are fragile when first removed from oven. They should be a darkish golden brown and smell wonderful. You can drizzle chocolate over them if you wish

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About Anzac Biscuits (cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids