Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(157 ratings)

Takes 35 mins


Makes 20
These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat7g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.28g
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  • 85g porridge oat
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.

  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the butter and golden syrup mixture. Stir gently to incorporate the dry ingredients.

  3. Put dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to buttered baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1in apart to allow room for spreading. Bake in batches for 8-10 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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6th Jun, 2013
Delicious! I made these, but ran out of oats, so added a little ground millet into the batter as well :) Packed full of energy! Brought them into work, and had to stop my boyfriend from eating them all :P
28th May, 2013
Delicious, healthier option than chock biscuits for the kids lunch boxes. Kids loved them! Quick and easy to make.
14th May, 2013
We love these. I add a handful of chopped flaked almonds, a handful of mixed dried fruit, and a handful of dried cranberries, then bake in a brownie tin and cut into squares. They're so easy to make and taste really good. They get the thumbs up from us!
6th May, 2013
Delicious and easy to make. Even the kid liked them.
24th Apr, 2013
These are absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making again. I added more golden syrup as I've got a bit of a sweet tooth:-/
26th Mar, 2013
The cookies were PERFECT, but UNFORTUNATELY THE RECIPE ISN'T. Some people (including me at my first attempt) must have overlooked "Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water" in the method, very likely due to the fact that the ingredient list doesn't include this 2 tbsp of water at all!!! It's a shame because the cookies tasted absolutely divine with wonderful texture. But this bit of tiny omission in the ingredient has probably brought unnecessary epic failures to some people. I gave the cookies 5 stars, the flaw in ingredient list 1 star and hence an overall 3 stars.
17th Mar, 2013
I, too, found the mix was dry - I added a little milk to help it all bind. Also added some chopped mixed nuts to the recipe, the biscuits were delicious! Yum! Easy to make too, definitely making again!
20th Feb, 2013
Had to add a little more butter syrup mixture to the dry mixture to make them stick together. Absolutely scrummy! Everyone loves them in our house! :)
18th Feb, 2013
Very nice! I used self-raising flour instead of plain and omitted the baking soda and turned out great! I also used honey instead of golden syrup. Very crispy and light. Although I might try using a bit less sugar next time as they are quite sweet for me!
11th Feb, 2013
Just a fabulously easy recipe that produces gorgeous chewy biscuits. A hit with all the family!


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