ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC BiscuitsANZAC Biscuits are an easy, fun and delicious treat to make with children.  A creative way to involve them in the ANZAC legend.

Category:  Special Days 

This recipe is published by the Australian War Memorial as a somewhat more palatable version than was 'not so much' enjoyed by the ANZAC soldiers.  The army version, it is said, was better ground up and eaten as porridge.


As published by the Austalian War Memorial 


ANZAC Biscuits



  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats uncooked
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


  1. Combine the flour (sifted), oats, coconut and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over a low heat.
  3. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the butter and golden syrup.
  4. Pour the liquids in to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Spoon dollops of mixture, about the size of a walnut shell, on to a greased sheet leaving as much space again between dollops to allow for spreading.
  6. Bake in a moderate oven, 180c / 350f for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack and seal in airtight containers.

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