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ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC Day falls on the 25th April and  is celebrated by both Australia and New Zealand to honour members of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who fought in Gallipoli during World War I.

A long standing tradition is to bake ANZAC biscuits, baked by anxious wives and mothers during World War I and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches. I have been using this method for years to make these biscuits from a recipe scrawled in my childhood handwriting. Enjoy!


ANZAC Biscuits

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18
Author: Swah


  • 125 g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C and line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  • Melt together the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over a low heat.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar and coconut.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water, add to saucepan.
  • Combine liquid and dry ingredients.
  • Spoon onto baking paper lined trays (I spoon approx 1 tablespoon per biscuit).
  • Bake in the oven for around 15 mins or until lightly golden brown.

These biscuits are so moreish they won’t be around for long! (Warning – the batter tastes almost as good as the finished product)

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  • Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade April 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    These look amazing Swah! I need a batch of Anzac cookies today and what better day to make them? :D

    • Reply Swah April 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

      It would be un-Australian not to Christine! ;)

  • Reply Nada April 25, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Yummm you inspired me! Got them baking in oven now and a Lex is a very happy man having licked the bowl clean x

    • Reply Swah April 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

      I hope you guys enjoyed them!! xx

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    Making Anzac biscuits with the kids is a massive part of our Anzac Day.

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      It’s a great tradition Spencer :)

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