Classic Anzac biscuits

Apr 25, 2024
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Get ready to indulge your senses with this classic recipe for Anzac biscuits. These sweet, chewy treats are a staple in Australian and New Zealand households, with a history dating back to the First World War.

It’s said that the cookies were originally sent to soldiers on the front line, providing them with a taste of home and a much-needed boost of energy. Today, they continue to be a beloved treat, perfect for enjoying with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

As you mix the ingredients for these Anzac cookies, the aroma of golden syrup and butter will fill your kitchen, transporting you back in time.

The combination of rolled oats, coconut, and brown sugar creates a chewy texture, while the bicarbonate of soda provides a subtle hint of sweetness.

Once they’re baked to perfection, you’ll have a batch of delicious cookies that are sure to become a family favourite. So let’s get started and pay tribute to our brave soldiers with this tasty recipe.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  1. Preheat oven to 175C. Grease or line a baking tray with baking paper. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar, rolled oats and coconut.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the golden syrup and water. Stir the bicarbonate of soda into the liquid mixture.
  3. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Place walnut-sized balls of mixture on the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Biscuits will harden when cool.
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