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Anzac Biscuits

Jonathan's picture
Traditional biscuit recipe from Australia and New Zealand. Associated with the joint public holiday (ANZAC Day) to commemorate the Gallipoli landings during WW1.
  Quick cooking oats 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  White sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Golden syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 2 Tablespoon

Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the syrup and butter together. Mix the soda and the boiling water and add to the melted butter and syrup.

Add butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheets (or baking paper).

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

Serve biscuits while hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Kids
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 246 Calories from Fat 104

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.4%

Saturated Fat 8 g40.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.2 mg6.7%

Sodium 123.2 mg5.1%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.6%

Sugars 17.5 g

Protein 3 g6.1%

Vitamin A 4.7% Vitamin C 0.13%

Calcium 1.1% Iron 5.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


foodlover's picture
Gallipoli landings during WW1 is indeed a great day in Aussie history. I wonder Anzac biscuit is what Aussies will eat after winning the cricket world cup.
Anonymous's picture
Don't forget, ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Armed Corp. Not just Aussie history.
Raewynv's picture
Is that white chocolate you have drizzled over the top?
butterbites's picture
yes, looks like its white chocolate on top of the biscuit.
Homeschool Mom's picture
I need an ingredient clarification... hope someone can help out. Is "golden syrup" the same as light corn syrup, dark corn syrup, maple syrup, or something else? Does the recipe call for 1 cup of oats? No # of cups was given, I'm assuming 1. My son and I might be making this for our World Cultures & Geography class Australian/Oceanic feast in 2 days.
Anonymous's picture
I think that is yoghurt not milk choc - I just tasted the yummiest oat cookies from THE MAD BUTCHER (NZ) :))
Anonymous's picture
Yes it is 1 cup of the quick oats. I found the exact recipe on I am going to use karo syrup? I don't know where to find golden syrup...
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi, golden syrup is also called treacle or inverted sugar syrup. Combine two parts light corn syrup plus one part molasses OR equal parts honey and corn syrup OR maple syrup (This is thinner, and not as sweet.) OR dark corn syrup (This is thnner and not as sweet as golden syrup. If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.)
Anzac Biscuits Recipe