Anzac biscuits

22 Apr

the hungry mum

These biscuits were originally made by the wives and mothers of Australian soldiers serving in WW1. They contain no egg so could be sent, via sea mail, to their loved ones on the front line. These Aussie classics are often made in the lead-up to Anzac Day [April 25] and should never, under ANY circumstances, be referred to as cookies. This recipe is from the always helpful but almost every Australian would have their own variation on a theme. Always use rolled oats, not instant.

Lest we forget.


1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup desiccated coconut [I used shredded for a change]

2 tablespoons golden syrup

150g unsalted butter, chopped

1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

1 1/2 tablespoons hot water


Preheat oven to 170C and line two baking tray with baking paper.

Mix flour, oats…

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10 Responses to “Anzac biscuits”

  1. Laura @ Feast Wisely April 23, 2016 at 1:24 am #

    Hope you have some nice plans for the weekend Hungry Mum – I made some Anzac biscuits last weekend and they’re still going strong….

    • The Hungry Mum April 24, 2016 at 9:56 am #

      Good to hear Laura! As I type this it is 7.55pm and I am bed, as I’ll be getting up at 3.30am for the dawn service that my gals will be marching in! Hope you enjoyed the long weekend x

  2. youthfoodblog April 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    Great-looking biscuits! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Roxanne | The Lemon And Jar April 25, 2016 at 4:59 am #

    Yum! I hear people referring to them as Anzac cookies quite often…. I wonder why??

  4. Veggiewitch April 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    Lovely! I can’t wait to try this gorgeous recipe. ♥

    • The Hungry Mum April 26, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

      So happy to see you back VW! Has been a while 🙂

      • Veggiewitch April 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

        It has been much too long. I’m making up for it with vigour, though. ❤️

        It’s wonderful to pop by your blog and see such lovely and tempting things! I’ve missed this. 😀

  5. chewtown April 26, 2016 at 12:24 am #

    I hope you have a lovely long weekend. Sadly, I didn’t make it to a dawn service this year 😦

    • The Hungry Mum April 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

      We were up at 3.30am so gals could march with Brownie Guides. Our local ceremony must surely be the world’s earliest: 4.20am! It is pitch black the entire time 🙂

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