ANZAC Biscuits

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.

ANZAC Biscuits


  • 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


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Brush 2 cookie sheets with melted butter or oil.
  2. Place flour, oats, coconut and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and stir until combined.
  3. Combine butter and golden syrup in small pan; stir over high heat until melted.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove from oven; let stand 2 minutes before loosening the biscuits and moving them to a wire rack to cool.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies