Make Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits recipe


Anzac biscuits are a classic Australian and New Zealand treat. They were originally made during World War I by women from Australia and New Zealand to send to soldiers serving abroad as a comforting reminder of home.

Makes 20-24 biscuits

You will need:

  • 150g plain flour
  • 175g rolled oats
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • Salt
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

      1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

      2. Put the flour, oats, coconut, sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl and mix together.

      Anzac biscuits recipe

      3. Put the butter and golden syrup in a bowl and melt in the microwave on a low-medium setting. As soon as they are melted together, add the bicarbonate of soda and 2 tbsp of boiling water to the bowl and mix to combine.

      Anzac biscuits recipe

      4. Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir together until fully combined.

      5. Place tablespoons of mixture on the prepared baking trays, leaving plenty of space between each biscuit. Use your hand to flatten each one slightly.

      Anzac biscuits recipe

      6. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until almost firm and starting to crisp at the edges.

      Anzac biscuits recipe

      7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool and firm up on the trays for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

      Anzac biscuits