Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(161 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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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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!
25th Nov, 2012
Very nice! I also cut the sugar considerably and added currants and a few chopped dried cherries. Substituted maple syrup for the golden syrup. Mine didn't look as nice as the ones in the picture but tasted great all the same.
18th Nov, 2012
Another success .... thank you
4th Nov, 2012
Very easy and very tasty! I'd like to try using this as an alternative to crumble topping on fruit, I think that would be yummy. Will definitely make them as biscuits again too.
2nd Nov, 2012
Fantastic recipe. It seemed a bit dry when I was putting the mixture on the baking tray but they turned out really well. I was making these for school as I had all the ingredients to hand, but I may well have to take something else now as these are so good!
31st Oct, 2012
Love these biccies! Super easy to make and super tasty to eat
31st Oct, 2012
I am making these for the third time this afternoon. My husband who doesn't really like sweet bakes loves these and my 2 year loves them too of course! They are really easy to bake and my toddler even helps. I will try adding less sugar as stated to make it even more guilt free
11th Oct, 2012
Good recipe but needs another tablespoon of golden syrup


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