Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(166 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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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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!
23rd May, 2012
Lovely and very easy to make.
22nd May, 2012
Baked these for my Australian husband and he absolutely loved it. Will definitely bake these again.
1st May, 2012
really tasty, quick and easy to make. I used honey rather than syrup. I would make these again! I did find that one dessert spoon of mixture for each biscuit makes close to 35!!
25th Apr, 2012
forgot to rate it - 5 stars!
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!


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