By **Jubes** on April 17, 2010
Photo by Tisme
Photo by Tisme
"Anzac biscuits are a traditional Aussie biscuit that were baked by the wives and mothers during World War I and packed into food parcels to be shipped to the soldiers. They included basic staple items as food was rationed during the war and times were hard. Today they are enjoyed as a good everyday basic biscuit and many Aussies bake these cookies to remember our soldiers and history on Anzac Day 25 April. This recipe uses Australian metric measurements- 1 tablespoon = 4 teaspoons"
Serving Size: 1 (26 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 50
"I've seen Anzac recipes and finally decided to make a batch for ZWT8. Wish that I'd tried them sooner because they are delicious. I made a half recipe and subbed Splenda for the sugars and a heart healthy margarine for the butter. These puppies do spread but after reading Peggie's review I was ready for them and juat put 12 on a sheet. I got 24 beautiful and yummy biscuits :D. Made for ZWT8"
"I've never made Anzac biscuits before, and I have to say that I've been missing out. These are just wonderful- sweet, buttery, crunchy on the edges, and have great texture from the oats and coconut. Mine spread quite a bit, I'll flatten the dough less next time. I used a cookie scoop instead of hand rolling, and got 21 cookies from a half recipe. These are definitely a keeper!
Made for ZWT8."
"I've lived in Australia for 28 years and am finally getting around to making a batch of Anzac biscuits. Anzacs are wonderful, and I was on a search for a great recipe. This one is indeed great and also so easy-to-make. Believe Jubes when she says these biscuits spread. Mine were huge. I tried to squeeze 16 on a cookie sheet, but 12 would have been better. That said, mine were probably on the large side, as I only got 45 biscuits. And finally, I have a new-ish oven and I think it's running hot. My biscuits cooked to crisp within 12 minutes -- almost burnt the first tray."
"O.K................... nearly the same recipe as I use...... Measurements and times are a little different, was all EXCEPT... the one small difference..... brown sugar! Now I was making mine yesterday and nearly ran out of sugar, and wondered, what would be the difference if I used brown sugar....shell I tell you all? <br/>The diffence is ......... DAAAA DAHHHH!!!!! <br/>Brown sugar makes the biscuits a little chewier & softer than normal sugar, so this recipe is great for half the family!!! lol<br/>Two of us like firm and crisp the remaining two prefer theirs soft and chewy ....SO, this recipe was great to try, the ones that like their Anzacs soft & chewy (ssshhh but they prefer the supermarket ones, bacause they are softer than eat mine) LOVE, LOVED, LOVED these Jules.<br/>So now because of you Jules I have to make two batches each time....... sheesh!<br/>Once again Jules you have posted a great recipe....Thanks from 2 of the family!"