Golden yumminess!

Anzac Biscuits

Golden yumminess!
Not just for Anzac Day! (photo by Ashley)

Ok, so I technically shouldn’t be posting this recipe until April (Anzac Day is on 25th April) but I absolutely love this little biscuits, so I don’t need an excuse to make them! :) Anzac biscuits are made every year on Anzac Day down under to mark the anniversary of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps’ first actions in the World War One. They’re little and coconutty and are absolutely delish with a cup of tea!

Makes 20 mini biscuits!

  • 100g porridge oats
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 110g plain flour
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 120g butter , plus an extra tablespoon for greasing
  • 1 1/2 tbsps golden syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 180°c and boil a small amount of water in the kettle. Pop the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  2. Melt the butter and golden syrup together in a small pan on low heat.
  3. Add the baking soda to the boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter. Stir for a couple of minutes and take off the heat.

    Om nom nom.
    Coconutty goodness! (photo by Ashley)
  4. Make a well in the middle of the floury mixture and pour in the buttery mix. Mix with a wooden spoon until it is well combined. Butter two baking trays or cookie sheets.
  5. Roll a dessert spoon at a time into balls and place on the tray, about an inch apart. Flatten gently with the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake for 8-10 mins until the biscuits are golden and darker around the edges. Leave to cool on the trays for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Serve when cool (or scoff the lot yourself, I won’t tell). :)


I have never heard of these or Anzec day which saddens me as these sounds super yummy. I feel you should host an Anzec celebration chez toi next year Ashley... I may make them up until the rolling into a ball part then stick em in the fridge and eat them just as they are as I have no oven (I know, I know) but golden syrup n coconut n mmmmmness should work no...


Yeah they're really yummy raw too! Don't use the baking powder if you want to eat them raw as it doesn't taste that great uncooked! :) We shall definitely have Anzac biscuits next year!! :)