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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

leamac83's picture

These are yummy, i dont make mine with coconut though. Be warned if you cut the sugar or syrup it will ruin the texture of the biscuit. More syrup = more chewy and less sugar = very crumbly! Id stick to this recipe! Delish :)

maiyanis's picture

Fabulous, I used half the recommended sugar as suggested and they were fantastic. I would recommend to anyone, very easy to make too

marola's picture

I also had the dry mix problem. I think this was because I use a scoop type spoon to measure, maybe a proper table spoon would hold more liquid. Anyway, I added more hot water and the mixture became much more workable. Not sure if I would make them again as I much prefer making melted moments.

bluebellshell's picture

Really enjoyed these biscuits, my children loved them and they were very easy to make. I'm going to try chopped glace cherries in the mix next time I make them.

on_goodfood's picture

Had the same problem as Caroline and TweedleTwo...

I followed the recipe to the letter: the mix was really dry, more like muesly crumbles than a dough.

I tried a few dessertspoonfuls that looked like heap of powder. Then I tried to firmly press the mix into small flat balls.

I cooked at the suggested temperature, under it, over it... For longer or shorter time...

Whatever method I tried the results were *at best* extra-dry super-brittle cookies.

Could anyone help us, please? Please! :'-(

katrinaj's picture

The first time I made these I'd run out of golden syrup so I used honey instead - very yummy and the whole family enjoyed them. Today I've made them with golden syrup and they're going down just as fast! Very easy too.

jeanius's picture

2nd time my grandson have made these, they are excellent, easy and delicious.

wippypippy's picture

These were nice but I like my biscuits more crunchy not as chewy as these were.They did go down very well but I wouldn't make again as they were too soft

tweedletwo's picture

Had the same trouble as caroline, but used ordinary porridge oats. They were really dry and leave a very nasty aftertaste. Used sugar i found in the cupboard - does sugar go off? Otherwise any ideas where i went wrong? should i have added more syrup?

willsyk's picture

So easy to make and now a firm family favourite. I have to double up the recipe otherwise they never last long enough for me to have any!!

nuffinbuttrouble's picture

Fab.Crunchy around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. Very like the cookies from Millies. My husband doesn't like coconut (weirdo) so i left it out and added two balls of stem ginger chopped finely

homemadesoup's picture

Lovely easy biscuits. Mine were soft and my husband would have liked more crunch. Next time I will lift them off the baking sheet quicker to cool.

nl90kt's picture

I dont no what i did wrong but the mixture was too dry i ended u p

making them into balls cooked them but they just wasnt right the only thing i can think of is i used quick cooking oats will try again using ordinary oats

xxpippaxx's picture

Yummy! Lots of my friends enjoyed them immensly

notmum's picture

Very simple to make, very delicious, i think these will become a regular bake.

awesomedandelion's picture

Easy recipe, yummy Anzacs! I recommend them!

hoodfood's picture

A wow with everyone I have offered them to. So easy I will make them instead of buying biscuits! (And much nicer even if I say so myself)

misty01's picture

I've used this recipe several times and they taste delicious although they turn out differently each time from soft and chewy to quite crispy.

bethocallaghan's picture

Really nice - they are almost like hobnobs - I think that they might be nice dipped into some dark chocolate.

i_amwoo's picture

I can't wait to try this. These were my favourite biscuits as a child.
I received some in a hamper from Australia last Christmas and the taste really took me back to my days growing up in Oz.


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