Anzac Biscuits (Modified)

"I made these cookies to use up some ingredients - but made modifications. The original recipe called for unsweetened coconut (2 cups) - I had sweetened coconut which I used decreasing the sugar to 3/4 cup (original recipe was 1 cup sugar). Original recipe called for 3T golden syrup -- didn't have any so used 3 T maple syrup. I found the recipe on Facebook but it was submitted by Saveur Magazine. Below is my changed recipe which came out pretty good if you are a coconut fan. Want to try the recipe again as written without my modifications"
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Ready In:
2-3 dozen


  • 2 14 cups oatmeal (I use slow cooking oatmeal, original recipe calls for rolled oats, but I think that is the same thin)
  • 2 cups coconut (see description, I used sweetened, but original recipe calls for unsweetened)
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 34 cup sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup)
  • 13 cup boiling water
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking soda
  • 10 12 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (I used pure maple syrup, original recipe calls for golden syrup which is not available where I live)


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl whisk dry ingredients (oatmeal - sugar) together and set aside.
  • Stir water and baking soda in a measuring cup or small bowl. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and syrup together over medium heat. Then add in the water/baking soda mixture.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets which have been covered with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

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