Anzac Biscuits

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Food_Lush

ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps. These biscuits were created during World War 1 and the were sent to the troops called ANZACS. They are one of the most popular Australian biscuits.

Top Review by kiwidutch

I know these as Oatina Biscuits (cookies), and almost posted the recipe as such, but your ingredients are identical, except that I use 1 cup of Plain flour and no whole wheat. My ratio of ingredients are slightly different but not wildly so. I usually make these two different ways.. first as quite small balls that I flatten and bake, these stay quite chewy, a little bit fatter in size and remain fairly soft in the centre and the small size is ideal for Birthday parties and biscuit (cookie) trays. The second way I bake these is to make much larger balls, flatten them and only get 3-4 to a baking sheet.. this version is a harder, very crunchy, very thin cookie.. the larger ones of which earned the nickname of.... um..."cowpats" (I know.. but kids adore the name as it appeals to their sense of humour and they love this version of the cookie too). My photos are of the small sized ones since this time I made them for a my DS Birthday Party. Please see my rating system: a wonderful recipe that I know from years and years of experience never fails as a recipe and never fails to please... whatever name it goes by :) Thanks !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (I'm guessing about 325-350°F).
  2. Melt butter and syrup over stove until all melted and combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flours, oats, sugar, coconut and baking powder.
  4. Add to this the butter and if needed the boiling water.
  5. Roll biscuits into small balls and gently push down.
  6. Place on over tray and bake for 15 minutes.

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