Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(156 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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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Comments (194)

galway's picture

Delicious! Very sweet though, so will use less sugar next time. I used brown sugar which gave them a lovely rich flavour and added raisins which also worked well.

katiecally's picture

Yum yum ! I substituted the syrup for honey and it tasted really goood !!!

sallyandwill's picture

I used soft brown sugar and it gave a much better flavour and texture and my Aussie friend assured me that's the way her Grandma made them :)

mummysarah's picture

This is the first time I've reviewed anything on this website but felt I had to as these are SO easy and SO delicious, even without improvements/modifications. I can't see myself buying supermarket biscuits ever again!

bozzer's picture

Really nice and easy to make

zoedroberts's picture

Worth making everytime! My husband immediately thought of his grannies biscuits! Highly recommend

alison1296's picture

One word - yum! The perfect biscuit!

brehenyk's picture

So good, so easy....will be making these regularly. Thanks

finorthover's picture

Yum yum! Definitely make these again!

bunnyspangle's picture

Average flavoured biscuits. I wont make them again.

danicquinn's picture

Some of the easiest and tastiest biscuits I've had. Just lovely. Don't make the biscuits too big - the edges get a little dry if they need a lot of time to spread (a tbsp is a good size, I think). It's also helpful to flatten a little before popping them in the oven.

sarahmintcake's picture

Thought these biscuits were delicious, especially when they had just come out of the oven. Very easy to make.

jgluiz's picture

Quick, easy and delicious - the perfect combination for baking for the kids.

j_a_bishop's picture

Lovely but a little crumbly, I would suggest adding more syrup

melissap's picture

Is one biscuit equivalent to one serving? I need to know carbohydrate reading for a diabetic child.

vixg66's picture

In the space of half an hour have made a batch of these based on reviews, eaten 2 and got the second batch in the oven. My mixture was crumbly as I didn't put the 2 tbsp water in, but still delicious.

samperrett1's picture

so quick and easy to make ... all the family love these i have to make 2 batches in one go and they very rarely last a weekend !!

sharonlyttle's picture

Amazing! We love these biscuits and they're really easy to make.

stephie_kay's picture

Lovely to have with tea! Guests enjoyed them too. I however substituted the sugar with brown caster sugar to complement the golden syrup (of which i added slightly more of). I also made them slightly thinner to up the crunchiness and have more of them with the same batch. Make sure you leave enough room between the biscuits in the oven as they do stretch out.

joseysmosey's picture

These were the first biscuits i have tried to make in a while as they seemed straight forward to make and they didn't sit round for long!
These are lush, a real favourite with everyone......will be making these time and time again thx.


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