The best chewy Anzac biscuits

There's nothing better than these biccies on Anzac Day. Source: Getty.

Simple, cheap and easy to make, these chewy treats are an all-time Aussie favourite. While these scrumptious biscuits can be enjoyed all year round, there’s no more appropriate day to bake them than Anzac Day. Throughout history, these delicious treats have become a symbol of times past and a reminder of the small acts of kindness from the women who sent them to men who were away at war to help them remember the tastes of home. This traditional recipe is a must-know for any true-blue Aussie so roll up your sleeves and dig in!


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbs boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line biscuit with baking paper. Sift flour into bowl. Add in flour, oats, coconut and brown sugar. Stir well with wooden spoon until all lumps from brown sugar are gone.
  2. Add butter and golden syrup to saucepan over low heat. Stir regularly with wooden spoon until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Mix baking soda and water together. Add to butter mixture in saucepan. Let mixture bubble and froth slightly. Quickly add frothy mixture to dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  4. Roll mixture into balls. Place apart on biscuit trays. Flatten down slightly with ball of hand. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.

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