anzac biscuits

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
8 mins


100g butter (1/2 cup)
100g plain flour (3/4 cup)
90g porridge oats (1 cup)
90g coconut (1 cup)
100g sugar (1/2 cup)
1tsp bicarb soda
2tbsp boiling water
1tbsp golden / corn syrup

In this video my Daughters help me show you how to make anzac biscuits. Traditionally made for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps for World War 1 as they travel so well, these oaty coconut biscuits are extremely easy to make and taste gorgeous!

Start off by melting the butter over a low flame in a saucepan, then add in the golden syrup (or corn syrup) and stir through. Next up add in 2 tablespoons of boiling water and a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda and mix through this is all of the wet ingredients done with!

In a large bowl combine all the remaining dry ingredients together and mix well. Steadily pour in the butter mixture and use a spoon to mix through to merge all together. It should become a thick dough texture.

Using clean hands roll into balls and place well spaced out on a baking tray that has been lined. Bake at Gas 3 or equivalent see cooking temperature chart until golden brown.

Let cool on a wire rack before eating! Super easy gorgeous anzac biscuit recipe for you to try and get the kids involved too, give them a go!

This recipe was part of cookie month, check out these homemade jammie dodgers or 3 ingredient nutella cookies for more inspiration.