Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(163 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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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11th Oct, 2012
Good recipe but needs another tablespoon of golden syrup
7th Oct, 2012
I copied a contestant on Australian MasterChef by adding white chocolate chips and chopped dried cranberries to the traditional recipe. Excellent result.
28th Sep, 2012
Very good biscuits. For an extra treat, pop a giant chocolate button on to each biscuit whilst still hot.
22nd Sep, 2012
Simply delicious, the family love them!
6th Aug, 2012
These biscuits are outstanding! Chewy yet light, absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Definitely worth a try.
Pickle von Moom
11th Jul, 2012
A flapjack lovers biscuit dream!
6th Jul, 2012
18th Jun, 2012
so simple so tasty. At last biscuits that you don't feel guilty about keeping close to hand. Agree with others who say 1/2 stated amount of sugar is enough. I wonder if I can add nut / fruits next time.... it won't bill too long until i make another batch!
13th Jun, 2012
Very nice, made these today but with rolled oats instead of porridge oats. I would probably use less sugar next time as they are very sweet. Taking them to the schools district sports event to re-energise the competitors :-)
9th Jun, 2012
My family & friends LOVE this recipe. Big fave all round. I usually add other bits - cranberries/almonds/small choc chips or raisin/walnut or date/walnut. I cut the sugar in half as I find it too sweet (healthier too!) & I also cut the butter in half & do 50g butter 50g applesauce or pureed apple. This makes the biscuits much more fluffier in the middle, sort of like a soft baked cookie. SCRUMPTIOUS & LOWERS THE FAT!


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