Anzac Biscuits

  • Yield : 24 biscuits
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Our Anzac Biscuits have around half the sugar and butter than typical recipes, but you wouldn’t know it – they’re yum! The perfect mix of chewy and crunchy. We hope you enjoy your Anzac Day.

For Harry, I like to make an apple crumble with the biscuit – I stew one apple, pop it in a ramekin, crumble 1/2 a cookie on top and serve with a little custard. He loves it.

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  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 100g butter (or 1/3 cup canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoons boiling water


Step 1

Preheat oven to 150 - 160°C -

Step 2

Add flour, coconut, oats and sugar in a large bowl and stir to combine.

Step 3

Melt butter (or oil) and syrup together in a saucepan over medium-low heat. -

Step 4

Mix bicarbonate of soda and boiling water and then add to the melted butter and syrup. -

Step 5

Gently mix wet ingredients with the dry. Place tablespoonfuls of mixture on a lined baking tray. -

Step 6

Bake in slow oven for 15 – 20 mins, or until golden brown. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Mia on April 24, 2013

    Thank you! was just getting ready to take my little ones to the park as it is warm here (UK) which is a rare thing! Just made your amazing Anzac cookies and they are so delicious! THANKS!

  2. posted by Rebecca on April 25, 2013

    Love this recipe. Used 1/2c brown flour & 1/4c white. Used spelt flakes, 10-grain mix, flaxseed & chia in place of rolled oats. My twins gobbled up 5 bikkies each for morning tea.

  3. posted by Emmanuelle on June 14, 2013

    Just made these and YUM they are delicious! Could prob even put a little less sugar and they’d still taste fantastic. THANKS!

    • posted by Allie on June 17, 2013

      Hi Emmanuelle, Thanks for the comment, we love these too! Ax

  4. posted by Louise on April 6, 2014

    Love this recipe but I was feeling a little nutty today so I have replaced some of the coconut with 1/4 cup hazelnut meal & a tablespoon each of chopped almonds, chia seeds & linseeds! Also I used whole meal flour, 1/2 brown sugar & 1/2 white …they are so incredibly yummy I don’t think they will last long 🙂 Love all your recipes by the way & the magazine is amazing 🙂

    • posted by Allie on April 7, 2014

      Thanks Louise, lovely feedback and we really enjoy hearing your substitutions. Thank you! Ax

  5. posted by Sonja on April 25, 2014

    Yum, delicious! Each family member here can’t get enough of them!

    • posted by Jess on April 28, 2014

      Great to hear Sonja 🙂 We made and enjoyed a few batches over the Anzac long weekend too. Jx

  6. posted by Melanie on April 25, 2014

    Made these today and they are soo yummy!!! My husband, my 1 yo and i love them! so quick and easy too. thank you!

  7. posted by Leesh on May 27, 2014

    What could i use in place of golden syrup? Have everything but 🙁

    • posted by Jess on May 28, 2014

      Hi Leesh, people have used honey successfully although I haven’t tried it myself. Jx

  8. posted by Jolie on July 22, 2014

    These are so delicious that I made them again this week after trying them last week. I used a little less sugar this time (1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup) and snuck in 1 cup of spinach chopped super fine (no one even noticed!) because I like to be sneaky like that. Will definitely make these again.

  9. posted by Teena on August 20, 2014

    I tried to make these but they didn’t work out, the mixture was way too dry and crumbly to form into biscuits, I don’t know what I did wrong ….

    • posted by Marie on April 23, 2015

      I found the same – added some extra hot water to some of the mixture and ended up with a softer biscuit.

    • posted by Helen on April 28, 2015

      I experienced exactly the same. Had to almost double the fat. They tasted delicious and kids loved them but rally feel that I did something wrong. Would use less sugar next time and hope to use less fat!

      • posted by Michelle on September 3, 2015

        Me too, each time I’ve made them I’ve had to add more butter.

  10. posted by Wendy on December 21, 2014

    Used spelt flour and a third of a cup of coconut sugar and also added a handful of sultanas to the mix. Yum! Whole family loved including 18mo. Will make these again definitely.

    • posted by Allie on January 7, 2015

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. posted by shelvia on April 10, 2015

    This was so, so, sooooo yummy!!! 🙂

  12. posted by Brooke on April 25, 2015

    Hi I love your magazines you literally are my savour when it comes to cooking for my little one. Sorry to sound daft but what temp is a “slow oven” for these?
    Cheers Brooke

    • posted by Allie on May 6, 2015

      150-160 🙂 Ax

  13. posted by Rose on April 25, 2015

    Thank you for this recipe! I made it it honour of Anzac day and modified the recipe a little bit.
    I added finely grated carrot, sultana, dates & dried apricot for my little girl and she loved it.
    Do you know if it’s possible to freeze these biscuits? Thank you!

    • posted by Jess on April 25, 2015

      Hi Rose, your variations sound yummy. And yes, they are great for the freezer. Enjoy, Jx

  14. posted by Melanie Morrow on November 8, 2015

    I love these I make them all throughout the year. My 3yo and husband also agree they are delicious! No need to vary they are great the way they are 🙂

  15. posted by Caroline on April 15, 2016

    I’m not normally one to comment on a recipe – but these are fantastic. To find delicious dairy free Anzac biscuits is so good! They taste amazing and were so easy. I did have to add a small amount if additional water – but thank you for sharing

  16. posted by Danielle on May 1, 2016

    These are delicious! I used have the amount of white sugar and they are still really nice. I don’t like things really sweet so I may even put in less next time. Lovely recipe!

  17. posted by Martha on April 25, 2021

    The best anzac cookies recipe ! Mine is chewy but crunchy, just perfect. I gradually pour the wet to dry while mixing. I think 1/4 wet ingredient left. I use abit less sugar. They are demolished at once. Thank you !

  18. posted by Kate on May 4, 2021

    Is 100g butter 1/2 a cup? Made these the other day and they were perfect, made them today and they didnt turn out aswell wondering if its the butter?


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