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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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 (193)

peanut2010's picture

Tried these biscuits for the first time today, couldn't get enough will definately make them at home for the family. YUM YUM

mellowmark's picture

I have tweaked the recipe as I found the original too sweet and a bit too 'coconuty'. So I halved the sugar and upped the oats while slightly reducing the amount of coconut. I also used half the amount of bicarb to avoid any bicarb taste.

I use:

100g porridge oats
70g desiccated coconut
100g plain flour
50g caster sugar
100g butter , plus extra butter for greasing
1 tbsp + 1 tsp maple syrup
half a tsp bicarbonate of soda

I then melt a little milk chocolate and dip one side of the cooled cooked biscuits in this (to cover about a third of the biscuit) and leave the chocolate to set. These look good and taste great!

stephgm's picture

Made these to celebreate ANZAC day this year (25th April) and they are so delicious everyone loves them. Super easy to make and they keep really well. They are extra yummy when just out of the oven and still a bit soft!

maggiemay48's picture

So eas.y to make and absolutely scrumptious. A firm favourite in our house.

jessiemoss's picture

Perfect simple recipe tasted amazing! cant stop eating them!

tinajenner's picture

Yummy. Made them for work. What's ANZAC Day they said. I lived in Oz for 4 years and attended beautiful Dawn Services in Canberra. Now back in UK it's still part of life.

clareevans's picture

These went down a treat with my three teenage sons who scoffed the lot in no time! Very easy to make, I can see that I will be making these on a regular basis!

chica_andaluza's picture

Like many other people, I found that the mixture was very very dry and would not come together. Melted another 25g of butter, then added 3 tablespoons of water and half a teaspoon of bicarb which seemed to do the trick. It was rather like a flapjack mixture. I also cut back a little on the sugar and used 85g instead of 100g. Once they were baked they were lovely though!

meggles's picture

Brilliant cookies and really easy to make.

ddryden's picture

very easy to make - even if they appear gloopy, turned out yummy (though that may be because I added a few chopped cherries :-)

linmack's picture

These were lovely and light but like others found the bicarb left an unpleasant aftertaste. They were very similar to ones i made from an Annabelle Karmel recipe which were better. That recipe added choc chips which made them even yummier.

lucy99's picture

Made the first batch which were very dry and crumbly and the bi-carb after taste was horribe, so, I made another batch. Used an extra tablespoon of water and extra bit of golden syrup and only 1/2 tsp bi-carb. The result was much better. Tasty and more-ish.

soozcat's picture

These always go down a treat! I add extra raisins to the mixture, delicious!

auds07's picture

So quick and easy to make - I won't bother buying buscuits anymore! Really popular with everyone who tried them and great for dunking in tea! I only used 75g sugar instead of 100g and they were perfect.

lu-belle's picture

A big hit with everyone - the biscuit tin didn't stay full for long!

foxycook71's picture

The most enjoyable bickie i have made and tasted in a long time . The children also enjoyed making them as a gift for grandma and grandad who also really enjoyed them.

currant's picture

Quite brown but still very soft when came out of the oven. Everyone said they were yummy and chewy. I added cherries and raisins to a few of them too.

sunset123's picture

The nicest bisciuts i've made in a long time, easy and delicious, will make again... soon

imabadpixie's picture

Very easy and an interesting recipe, but my buscuits were so crumbly and i was so disappointed with the results. the taste was nice, although very very sweet (i would reduce sugar next time). Tasted just like flapjacks - which makes me think my time would have been better spent making flapjacks rather than these. Shame :(

speranza's picture

I've made these countless times and always double or triple the quantity BUT never double or triple the soda. It leaves an aftertaste and even if I just make one batch, I cut down on the soda from 1 teaspoon to about half a teaspoon. A little less syrup makes them less chewy. If you prefer the crispy and flatter, just flatten them with a spatula half-way through cooking. Finally, they are GORGEOUS-ER :) if drizzled with chocolate [milk or dark] after cooling a little! @//*_*\\@


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