ANZAC biscuits
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ANZAC biscuits

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Serves 1 - 27 Biscuits

These cookies are a traditional Australian recipe. These were sent to the anzac's while they fought at Gallipoli, where my great great grandfather served for his country.

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  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


    1. preheat oven 180C / 350F. mix together flour, oats, coconut and brown sugar
    2. melt butter and golden syrup in the microwave. Mix the mix bicarbonate of soda with the boiling water and add to the melted butter and Golden Syrup.
    3. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix well.
    4. roll spoonful by spoonful of mixture, about the size of a walnut shell and place onto an oven try lined with baking paper. leaving space again between dollops to allow for spreading.
    5. press dollops down with a fork to flaten and proceed to bake for 15-20 minutes, Cool on a wire rack and seal in airtight containers.

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Comments (20)

KatarinaZebarina's picture

Warning: these biscuits expanded massively in the oven! What went in looking like perfectly formed and spaced biscuits came out as an extremely flat omni-biscuit about 0.3cm thick. I sprinkled with coconut, drizzled with chocolate and then sliced into squares like a traybake. They tasted delicious and the recipe is delightfully simple, but BEWARE HOW MUCH THEY WILL EXPAND IN THE OVEN. Also it might be possible to use less coconut (and less sugar?) and more oats to make it more economical and healthier.
Very quick recipe!

richandmaggiep's picture

These look delicious, I can't wait to try them! To answer other comments...1/2 cup of butter is equal to 1 stick (1/4 lb).

hedgehoggy's picture

Planning to try them out soon, but how do I get a cup of butter?

kazzybird's picture

Delicious and easy to make too

HB3's picture

Hi, can any one please help me out with the cup conversions into grams/oz? I don't trust myself not to be way off! Thanks

stew-c's picture

Would agree with all the good comments here, they are very good biscuits.

spice_nice's picture

My dad and I just love the original Anzac cookies, but after making the same thing for awhile, I decided to try chocolate chips, and boy does it taste good. So next time try 1 cup of chocolate chips cookies!!!

flirtinflight's picture

found the measurements difficult - how do you measure half a cup of butter? Managed it, but would have preferred recipe to be in grams. Apart from that, biscuits are really lovely.

gaelblaster's picture

*cough* Australia AND New Zealand (2011 Rugby World Cup Winners). My Grandfathers also recieved golden syrup tins of ANZAC biscuits which we have every year on ANZAC day. I use brown sugar in stead of white sugar and they are almost caramel. Enjoy :D

johnson99's picture

really tasty

pisces72's picture

Lovely recipe, however, I found that the biscuits started to burn at around 8 minutes. I would definitely recommend that people keep a close eye on them!

sazzums4god's picture

These cookies are delicious! I made them for a bake sale fundraiser, and they disappeared ina jiff! Deffinitely a winner.

shazzystar's picture

Can't get syrup where i live, can i substitute it with honey instead?

savourymave's picture

Can't make enough of these , we all love them .....
Delicious !!!

ebonypeters's picture

Thanks for all the great comments and ratings! and for the conversions :) im only new at uploading my recipes and cant wait to share more with you all !

nanajan's picture

mmm nice, made 12 will make more next time, info 1 cup= 250 ml, was a help, worked out well, thanks, didnt use golden syrup
used maple syrup, loved ever bite

robsfoodie's picture

these were great,while family loved them.they didn't last more than a day.Will make again.

chrispy1's picture

Dead easy yet dead gorgeous.

For info - 1 cup = 250ml

Its a bit odd as 'cups' refer to volume but using the conversion above it worked a treat. The biccies didnt take long to disappear.

Recommend these . . . .

mitrajam's picture

They are delicious will double the recipe next time for they disappeared as soon as they cooled !!!!!!

andy_pandy's picture

Look delish, can't wait to try them

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KatarinaZebarina's picture

Make sure to space biscuits out adequately on the baking sheet!