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Anzac biscuits


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Anzac biscuits

  • Serving size: Serves 10 or more
  • Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to moderately slow, 160°C. Lightly grease 4 baking trays.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut.
  3. In a small pan, combine butter and golden syrup. Stir over low heat for 2-3 minutes until melted.
  4. In a small jug, combine water and bicarbonate of soda. Stir into butter mixture. Pour into dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Roll walnut-sized pieces of mixture into balls. Arrange on prepared trays, leaving a 4cm space between each biscuit to allow for spreading. Press lightly to flatten.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Top tip

These biscuits will harden on cooling. To maintain crispness, store in an airtight container. To make little Anzac sandwiches (see photo), take teaspoons of mixture and cook for 8-10 minutes. Cool, then sandwich together with Nutella spread.

User comments
I'm quite new to the baking scene, but this was seriously easy to bake and VERY, VERY yummy. Had to make 2 more batches as my kids at them as they cooled on the rack!!
Mmmm boys biscuits...
Wow! I made these on my day off school i'm 14 and it was sooo easy! I couldn't stop eating the mixure lol a must bake from me especially if you're bored! Took like 5 mins to prepare and then in the oven for 20, so easy and quick! love them =]
Yum...Yum...Yummy my whanau loved them
My family thoroughly ejoyed these. It was so easy to cook
Hey J, I think you should make Anzc biscuits with the boys this weekend in honour of theyir NZ heritage. I just wish they were here to come over and make them with me and their cousins.=(

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