ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and these cookies are
so named because they were baked and shipped off to Australian and New Zealander
soldiers during World War I.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 1/2 ounces butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup (corn syrup)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water
Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Brush 2 cookie sheets with melted butter or oil.
Place flour, oats, coconut and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and stir until combined.
Combine butter and golden syrup in small pan; stir over high heat until melted.
Mix baking soda with boiling water; add to melted butter and syrup. Add to flour
mixture and stir until combined. Shape level tablespoons of mixture into balls and
flatten slightly. Place onto prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 15
to 20 minutes or until crisp and golden.
Remove from oven; let stand 2 minutes before loosening the biscuits and moving
them to a wire rack to cool.