Love love LOVE this recipe. Delicious Anzac Biscuits with the perfect chewy centres.
The Anzac Biscuit is a very popular biscuit in New Zealand and Australia to commemorate the Anzac’s – the Australian New Zealand Army Corps and their service in World War 1.
There is some dispute as to their origins, many claiming that this biscuit was sent over to our soldiers in World War 1 as they kept well on the long trip, however this has been investigated by the New Zealand Army Museum at Waiouru and found to be a recipe more likely made at home by the women here to fundraise for war efforts – here is the link – About the Anzac Biscuit
We remember our soldiers who served on April 25th with a public holiday and commemorative services held across both countries with the red poppy being the symbol of this day of remembrance.
Interestingly the term ANZAC is protected under Australian Law and cannot be used without permission – the Anzac Biscuit is generally exempt from this however you cannot refer to them as a Cookie and you have to generally stick to the general recipe! Who knew? I am not sure if this same Law applies in New Zealand.
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With that in mind – here is the recipe I use for Anzac Biscuits, a crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside treat.
Recipe Makes 36 Biscuits (You can easily halve this recipe if you need to)
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I will leave you with the very special poem Flanders Fields by Major John McCrae.
Kuia Byford says
Hi, ive just made these they are so nice and the recipe makes heaps, can they be frozen?, thsnks for the recipe.
My family liked these biscuits so much. Today made second time. Amazing taste. Thanks 😊
Angela Thomson says
Can I leave out the coconut
You will need to replace it with something.
Oh my goodness, this recipe is DEVINE. I made these on a rainy day Labour weekend with my 4 yr old. The recipe was simple to follow & easy for my son to help with. The biscuits came out with a delicious crunch on the outside & a scrumptious chewy centre. Soooooo good & definitely adding this to my cookbook
That is wonderful! Thank you so much for that feedback.
Anna~ i live in the USA, what would be a good substitute for the golden syrup? Could you post a picture of it and maybe the ingredients/nutrition label so I can find a replacement? I would love to make these, they look and sound amazing!
I believe in the US there are brands such as Kings Golden Syrup and Lyles. There isn’t a direct substitute as it’s quite a unique flavour. See if you can find the Lyles brand online, a tin of golden syrup lasts a long time.
From the picture it looks as though your biscuits included nuts. Am I correct?
No, just what’s listed in the ingredients.
Tina Koch says
I have to agree this would have to be the best Anzac biscuit recipe out of the many I’ve tried. I made half a recipe and added half a cup each of sunflower and pumpkin seeds for extra crunch. I rolled the mixture into walnut sized balls and did flatten them on the trays because that’s my preference. When cooked the half recipe made 30 x 7cm diameter sized biscuits and they were delicious.
These Anzac biscuits are sooo good and so simple to make. Slightly chewy which is a winner in my family. Every recipe I have tried from this site has been a winner, off to try number 4 recipe today, cinnamon pinwheel scones!
That’s so lovely to hear ☺️
I really enjoyed baking these and my family thought they were really good too! Even my brother who currently doesn’t like any of my baking but used to be the biggest eater of it. So I will definitely be making these again!
Yum, yum, yum, yum yum … the best Anzac biscuits I’ve ever made – thankyou!
That’s great to hear! Thank you ☺️
You could also try Molasses. I live in America now and they don’t have Golden Syrup, it’s almost the same. I’m making them today
I made these just in time for Anzac Day tomorrow and they turned out perfectly. I will drizzle half with chocolate for the chocolate lovers in my family.
Great! We just made some too 🙂
Just made these and they are amazing! 🙂 Best ANZAC biscuits I have ever made! 🙂
Really want to make these but don’t have any golden syrup left in these Covid-19 times. Do you think they would work with maple syrup or honey? Thanks!
Yes I’d use honey or maple syrup, will have a different flavour but still good ☺️
Fiona Wstdon says
Hi there, I tried this recipe and used plain flour as the type of flour wasn’t specified. The biscuits didn’t flatten out so I assumed that I should’ve used self raising flour instead. Any feedback would be great, thanks Fiona
Hi, the recipe uses plain white flour. Sorry to hear they weren’t what you were expecting. Hope they tasted good?
Sue R says
I made these this past ANZAC day and they were fabulous. Just perfect. I made 20 large ones and it had just the right amount of crisp outside and a touch of chewiness inside just how I like. They didn’t even last one day 🙂 This recipe will be the one I use from now on. Thanks!
Thank you for your feedback! I’m so glad you enjoyed them