Friday, October 31, 2014

ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits are sweet and chewy cookies popular in Australia and New Zealand. The coconut in them give a unique taste to these cookies.

For this month's International Food Challenge event, Saraswathi challenged us with 3 Australian dishes namely Lamingtons, ANZAC biscuits and Damper. I decided to try ANZAC biscuits.

The original recipe insist on using golden syrup, since I couldn't find it here, I replaced it with maple syrup.

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Serving: Makes 15 cookies

1. Rolled oats - 1 cup
2. All-purpose flour - 1 cup
3. Shredded coconut - 1 cup
4. Sugar - 1/2 cup
5. Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
6. Golden syrup/maple syrup - 2 tablespoon
7. Butter - 1/2 cup
8. Baking soda - 1 teaspoon

1. Preheat the oven to 325 deg F. 

2. Mix oats, flour, shredded coconut, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a saucepan, add butter and golden syrup/maple syrup. Heat on medium heat until butter melts and turn off the heat.

4. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of hot water with baking soda. Mix well and add it to melted butter.

5. Pour the butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. Shape them into small disc and place on greased baking tray.

6. Bake for 25-30 min until cookies turn golden brown in color.

7. Place on cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. 

Enjoy these cookies with a glass of cold milk.


  1. Looks really yummy! Love the nice golden color you got on the cookies.

  2. G'day! These look terrific Anu and congrats on completing this month's IFC challenge too!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

  3. Woow Anzac biscuits looks so crispy with beautiful color.. Thanks for trying :)
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