Anzac Biscuits are my go-to quick sweet treat. They are so easy to make – you can have a batch ready in half an hour – and I always have all the ingredients I need in my cupboard. I love mine soft and chewy, other prefer them crisp and crunchy. They are sweet and delicious.
For those of you out there who aren’t from Australia or New Zealand, you may have no idea what an Anzac Biscuit is. This sweet cookie was said to be sent by wives to Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers abroad during World War I because the ingredients in them wouldn’t spoil and kept well when shipped.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cups coconut
- 1 ¼ cups rolled oats
- 2 heaped dessertspoons golden syrup
- ½ cup margarine or butter
- ½ tsp soda
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- Heat oven to 160°C (320°F)
- Mix flour, sugar, coconut and oats together
- Melt syrup and margarine together
- Mix soda with boiling water and add to margarine/syrup mixture
- Add to dry ingredients
- Place dessertspoons of mixture on a greased baking tray
- Bake in a slow oven for 15 minutes (soft) or 20 minutes (hard)
- Cool on trays (note that they harden as they cool)
For those of you who have never tried an Anzac biscuit, I hope you will try these! I promise they are really really yummy!
Oh and I should mention that I whipped up a quick batch of these to take to a meeting with a friend as a thank you and used one of my jars (from my OMJ post) completed with some pretty pink ribbon and a kikki.K label. Apologies for not having a photo to show for it, but I was in a hurry to give them to her! More jar posts to come, promise!