Sticky Date Anzac Biscuits 170



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I was looking for an interesting and respectful ANZAC biscuit to bake today when I came across these… Sticky Date Anzac Cookies!
And they are now in my oven, baking away smelling fabulous!

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  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut (I used shredded for texture)
  • 2 cups traditional rolled oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups dried pitted dates, chopped

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  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease 3 large baking trays. Line with baking paper. Combine flour, ginger, coconut, oats and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in centre.
  2. Place butter, maple syrup, dates, golden syrup and 1/3 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until butter has melted and mixture is combined. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Stand for 2 minutes.
  3. Add butter mixture to oat mixture. Mix well to combine. Roll 1 tablespoon mixture into a ball. Flatten between palms. Place on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing biscuits 4cm apart on tray.
  4. Bake biscuits, 1 tray at a time, for 12 minutes or until golden and just firm to touch. Cool on trays for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve.

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Nope! Sugar, Golden Syrup, Maple Syrup AND Dates. OMG! Sugar overload.

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