Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

Recipe by Jubes
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 160C (if using fan-forced oven) or 180°C Line biscuit trays with a quality baking paper or lightly grease with butter.
  • Using a large mixing bowl -- combine the oats, coconut, flour and sugars.
  • Using a small saucepan or microwave -- melt the butter and golden syrup together. Set aside.
  • Using a cup -- mix the boiling water and bicarb soda together. Add this mixture to the melted butter. The mixture will foam up.
  • Add the butter to the dry ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  • Note -- if the mixture is too crumbly the biscuits will not hold together -- add a small amount of water. I've posted a photo of how I like my mixture to look. You should be able to get a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it together/push into shape of a cookie. Add too much water and your biscuits will flatten out totally during cooking.
  • Using your hands. Roll into balls and flatten slightly. These cookies do spread whilst baking -- so I usually place 12 to a cookie sheet/baking tray.
  • Place on baking trays and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cooking longer will give a crunchier biscuit or less time a softer biscuit. I like mine to be crisp. Total cooking time will depend on how many cookies/trays can fit in your oven at a time.
  • Cool on trays for 5 to 10 minutes before moving to a rack to cool.
  • If biscuits are too soft they can be returned to the oven and cooked further.