Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(157 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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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25th Apr, 2012
Just made them and they are so good! So easy to make. Simple but very tasty. Yes, maybe a bit too sweet, next time will add a bit less sugar. But I will definitely make those again.
24th Apr, 2012
Lovely recipe. Just making a batch for Anzac Day, 25th April.
15th Apr, 2012
Beautifully light. Crunchy but slightly chewy. Already a favourite in our house.
11th Apr, 2012
Does anybody know if I could freeze this dough in pieces and put them straight in the oven from frozen? I would make them all at once but not sure how long they will last. There's only two of us in the house - I wouldn't want them going bad!
2nd Apr, 2012
For got to rate !!
30th Mar, 2012
I made these today I used less sugar and put an extra tbs of honey in and added cranberries as had no coconut , absolutely delicious !!! Easy to make my husband thought I had bought them , will defiantly make these again x
16th Mar, 2012
made these for my family and they loved them. so easy to make and very morrish not very good for my diet though.
12th Mar, 2012
Tastes amazing! Love the chewiness! So easy to make.
26th Feb, 2012
DISASTER!!! I don't know what went wrong!
8th Feb, 2012
Never heard of anzac biscuits before until an Aussie colleague mentioned about them on Australia Day. I had all the ingredients in the cupboard already - always a bonus! And butter doesnt have to be soft, hooray! So easy and deliciously moorish!! You really have to stop yourself from eating 5 in a row! I didnt but my husband did :) They are just like hobnobs so I will never need to buy them again!! Very easily doubled, made 2 batches to take into work and they were gone very quickly! I used 80g sugar in second batch and were just as good as first batch with 100g. Very easy recipe to adapt... will definitely try adding raisins, cranberries, etc next time!!!


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