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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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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!!!
7th Feb, 2012
Delicious! Very sweet though, so will use less sugar next time. I used brown sugar which gave them a lovely rich flavour and added raisins which also worked well.
3rd Feb, 2012
Yum yum ! I substituted the syrup for honey and it tasted really goood !!!
26th Jan, 2012
I used soft brown sugar and it gave a much better flavour and texture and my Aussie friend assured me that's the way her Grandma made them :)
23rd Jan, 2012
This is the first time I've reviewed anything on this website but felt I had to as these are SO easy and SO delicious, even without improvements/modifications. I can't see myself buying supermarket biscuits ever again!
2nd Dec, 2011
Really nice and easy to make
31st Oct, 2011
Worth making everytime! My husband immediately thought of his grannies biscuits! Highly recommend
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16th Oct, 2011
One word - yum! The perfect biscuit!


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