Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 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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19th Feb, 2015
I followed the recipe exactly; just doubling the quantity as I needed to make plenty of these biscuits. They turned out just as the picture of them portrayed and were absolutely delicious. Oh, and I put choc chips in one lot and raisins in the other (yummy!).
12th Feb, 2015
here is my own recipe
2nd Feb, 2015
Very quick and easy to make. I followed the recipe and didn't need to add anything and they turned out beautifully. Where it says 'put dessertsoons on tray' I found that I had to roll them into balls a little bit between my hands but they definitely stuck together because they were quite buttery. No problem to roll them into balls. Will definitely make them again.
15th Dec, 2014
Quick ... Simple ... Tasty ; what's not to like about these?! I made them a few days ago including cranberries and a splash of milk. However, they didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked. When I felt them in the oven they were soggy so kept them in the oven. In the end they were 'crispy' . Also they spread very quickly on the trays. But I know have a biscuit tin of crumbs which no one wants to eat.
22nd Oct, 2014
I made these in a jiffy and they were eaten up in the same speed!! I didn't have to add any milk to my mixture as it was moist enough.
18th Sep, 2014
Is there an error with this recipe.Oven temperature says 160deg for gas and 180 for fan oven.Should this not be the other way around.You should set your fan oven temperature 10-20 deg lower than in a conventional oven
19th Aug, 2014
Amazing best Anzac recipe, maybe the best biscuit recipe too
22nd May, 2014
I also had to add milk-about 3 tbsp and added cranberries as suggested. I put the mixture in the fridge for about 10 mins and they were a lot easier to handle. Turned out great.
9th May, 2014
My whole family love these, ive made 6 batches so far, i added poppy seeds, ground almonds, granary flour instead of normal and sultanas, love love love !!!
21st Mar, 2014
These are so simple to make that I can't understand the comments regarding issues some have had. They are tasty and my family really love them in fact they ask me when are you making them again. Yes I agree you do need to add a little liquid (milk) but thats just about adapting recipes as needed. Overall yummy biscuits loved by most.......


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