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Anzac Biscuit Recipe

There is nothing that quite speaks Australia as an Anzac biscuit.  It was Australia day a couple of days ago so I whipped up a batch of these delicious Anzac biscuits for the family to enjoy over the weekend.

We were however lucky to still have some left by Australia Day as they were consumed pretty quickly!

But hey, you don’t need to live in Australia to enjoy these biscuits and you certainly don’t need to just save them for the 26th January!

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Traditionally the Anzac biscuit was made hard and sent to soldiers overseas in World War 1. The biscuits traveled well and the ingredients didn’t spoil, so they were very welcomed by the soldiers.

I’m not sure what the original recipe was like, but it had to have been a bit different as today the biscuits tend to be made more chewy than hard.  You can still buy them rock solid, but I do LOVE chewy cookies!

There is a time and a place for crunchy cookies and for me they usually have to have huge chocolate chip chunks in them…lol.

Anzac Cookies

I have heard of people changing up the recipe and adding chocolate or fruit, but simple is best with these I think!

So imagine, sinking your teeth into a chewy, sweet oaty biscuit.  The only problem is that I can’t stop at one…which is a bit of a problem when you see how much sugar and golden syrup goes into them.  But ah well…you have to do it for the taste right?!

Anzac Biscuit REcipe

Anzac Biscuit

It’s a pretty simple recipe, and I’m sure you have all the ingredients in your cupboard right now.  You can bake longer until they are completely brown if you wish, but I much prefer just the golden brown look.

Oh and don’t worry about them being messy or using a cookie cutter.  These are rugged biscuits, so let them look that way!

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Anzac Biscuit Recipe


  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 125g Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate (Baking) Soda


Preheat oven to 160 degrees

Sift flour into a bowl then add the coconut, sugar and oats. Mix together well.

Melt the butter, golden syrup, and water, and stir continuously.

Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.

Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well.

Place tablespoons of mixture onto a baking tray (covered with a baking sheet) and flatten.

Place approximately 5cm apart to allow them to spread.

Bake for 8-10minutes or until golden brown

Allow to stand for 5 minutes before transferring them to a baking rack to cool.

Delicious Anzac Biscuit recipe

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10 Responses to Anzac Biscuit Recipe

  1. Simple Hacks Living January 30, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    I bet these are yummy! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

    • Catherine Holt January 30, 2015 at 11:46 am #

      They didn’t last long in the house that’s for sure 🙂

  2. Kristen from The Road to Domestication February 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    I’ve never heard of these, but they look lovely! And I like how you gave us a bit of history about them, too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday!

    • Catherine Holt February 4, 2015 at 9:38 am #

      Thanks Kristen. They may not be sold outside of Australia, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share the recipe. I can vouch, they are very very yummy…he he.

  3. Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House February 4, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

    • Catherine Holt February 4, 2015 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks Bonnie. The only problem is that once you start eating them, it is very hard to stop….lol

  4. Candice February 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    Thank you for linking up to Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned this to our board

  5. Ashley Mullen March 4, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    These look amazing! And it so happens I have everything on hand to make these too… Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.

    • Catherine Holt March 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      Fantastic Ashley ….your house will smell of sweet baking in no time at all. Enjoy 🙂

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