ANZAC Biscuits

  • Margaret Dwyer

Recipe contributed by Margaret Dwyer . ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corp. These bikkies were sent by wives and girlfriends to soldiers at Gallipoli during the First World War. The recipe is based on an old Scottish one. Their history can be found at  This recipe is how my mum used to make them.

1 cup rolled oats. 1 cup plain flour .1 cup coconut .1/2 cup brown sugar .125g butter .1 tbls golden syrup . 1/2 tsp bicarb soda dissolved in 1 tbl sp boiling water

Method Combine oats, flour, coconut and sugar. Melt together butter and golden syrup and stir into dry ingredients. Add bicarb mixture and stir well. Roll into small balls and flatten onto greased trays. Cook in a slow oven for 20 mins till light golden in colour.   Additional Tips. The biscuits will harden as they cool. They should be chewy. Don’t over cook them or they’ll go hard and you will break your teeth on them!