Alternative:Anzac Biscuits

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Alternative:Anzac Biscuits
Note: this one was made without coconut
Category: Cookie recipes
Servings: ~15
Time: prep: 15 min
baking: 15 min
Difficulty: Very Easy

ANZAC biscuits have long had an association with the Australia/New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops sent to Gallipoli during WWI. The biscuit appears to be a variation of Scottish oat cakes, said to be from the Scottish-influenced city of Dunedin. The recipe was created to ensure the biscuits would keep well during naval transportation to loved ones who were fighting abroad.


if you don't have coconut add more syrup and more oats


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and melt the syrup and butter in a saucepan. If necessary add a little water to the mix.
  2. Mix the wet and dry ingredients and roll into small balls and flatten on oven trays
  3. Bake at 150°C (300°F) for about 15 minutes.

The finished biscuits are quite chewy and crisp, with a long shelf-life.

Notes, tips, and variations

  1. Using brown sugar instead of white sugar gives more colour and flavour
  2. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and add a little more water if mixture is too dry
  3. - A recipe by an original ANZAC.