Crunchy Anzac Biscuit Recipe- an Australian tradition

The cooked biscuits
The cooked biscuits

This recipe is from the book Margaret Fulton's Encyclopedia of food and cookery. Anzac biscuits are reputed to have come from the first world war when mothers and women's groups used to send their sons care packages when they were away. A small piece of Australian sunshine in a sea of dark war. Enjoy!


1 cup flour

1 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut

1/2 cup of brown sugar

125g of butter

1 tablespoon golden syrup

1.5 teaspoons of Bicarbonate of sodium

2 tablespoons boiling water


1. Assemble dry ingredients, sift the flour and sugar and mix well

2. Melt the butter and theĀ  golden syrup. When melted mix the bicarb with the hot water.

3. Whilst the butter mix is frothing quickly mix with dry ingredients

4. Shape into walnut sized balls

6. Place on baking paper and squash flat

7. Place in 180oC oven for 10-15 Min's remove when light brown

8. Allow to harden on wire racks

9. Store in airtight container when completely cooled.

10. Eat with coffee or tea... Yum!

This is the amount of mixture for one biscuit
This is the amount of mixture for one biscuit
Ball of biscuit dough on the baking tray
Ball of biscuit dough on the baking tray
Squish away!
Squish away!

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Jezzie 7 years ago from The Left Coast

I like the coconut twist to a good old-fashioned oatmeal cookie.

lisa 6 years ago

we make these all the time but a bit different. they are NOT a twist on oatmeal-they are in a league of their own!!!!!! everyone who has one freaks out when we make em. but we pour on the Lyles golden syrup; not just one tbl will do for our sweet teeth. and we double the recipe and lay them out as brownies instead of cookies but I love the cookie idea! the bits are good over ice cream too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Blond Logic 3 years ago from Brazil

My husband has mentioned these before but I had never seen a recipe for them. He said they are very hard, I will give it a whirl, hope the teeth hold out. Thanks for sharing this.

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Anna Evanswood 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

They are quite hard... If you make them thinner they will be crunchy but not too hard!

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