Classic Anzac Cookies and Delicious Five Variations
Recipe Type: Baking
Cuisine: Australian
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Serves: 3 dozen
As an eggless biscuit-like cookie, these treats received there name for their war efforts. Traveling well in care packages for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand Army Corps during Wold War I, the cookies received their title. Today they are made on Anzac Day, a holiday that commemorates all service members of the corps.
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted (I prefer wholemeal flour for extra nutty flavour)
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 125 grams unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 heaped tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoon hot water
  • Sprinkle of salt
  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, coconut and sugar. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined
  3. In a small saucepan, over a low flame, heat the golden syrup butter until melted. In a small bowl,combine the hot water and baking soda, mix until dissolved.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the melted butter and syrup. Pour in the baking soda and water and combine all the ingredients until the dough comes together. Add a splash of extra melted butter if the mixture is too dry
  5. Gather about 1 tablespoon of the dough into your hands and roll into a ball. Flatten slightly on the prepared baking tray , leaving a few centimeters between cookies, since they will spread.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Bake closer to 12 minutes if you want slightly chewier cookies or 15 minutes for crunchy biscuits. Cool before enjoying with friends
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