Anzac Biscuits

Easy Anzac Biscuits which you can make with the kids! Crispy on the outside and chewy in the centre, these Anzac biscuits are perfect with a cup of tea. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

stack of anzac biscuits on metal wire rack

Anzac Biscuits

I wish I could say that I grew up baking Anzac biscuits at home but, the truth is, my parents sold these biscuits year-round in their bakery. Which meant that I got to enjoy these biscuits whenever I wanted 🙂

Although it is traditional to make Anzac biscuits to commemorate Anzac Day on the 25th April each year, I think these biscuits are too delicious to eat just once a year.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This is an easy recipe to make with the kids. All you need is a mixing bowl and wooden spoon!
  • These Anzac biscuits take a mere 10 minutes to prepare.
  • This recipe uses only 1 tablespoon of golden syrup, but you can add more if you like your Anzac biscuits sweeter.
  • Bake them until dark golden brown for crunchy biscuits, or until light golden for more chewy biscuits.
stack of anzac biscuits on wire rack

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

This Anzac biscuit recipe is adapted from a well-known Australian chef, Matt Moran.

What I love about this recipe is that the biscuits hit all of the right notes with the combination of rolled oats and coconut, they are perfectly crunchy, yet they are restrained in sweetness.

In fact, I first tried this Anzac biscuit recipe because I only had a mere tablespoon of golden syrup left in the bottle and it would have been several weeks until I could buy more.

Most Anzac biscuit recipes specify at least 3 times or more golden syrup, and I didn’t want to substitute with honey or maple syrup; golden syrup has a distinct taste which I don’t think you can really substitute, especially if you know how Anzac biscuits should taste.

I’m so glad I tried this recipe because the biscuits taste beautiful! Plus, it was the first time my children had tasted Anzac biscuits, and my son declared them to be the best cookies he had ever tasted!

anzac biscuits on cooling rack

Baking with Kids

Anzac biscuits are one of the easiest things to make with children – they are both foolproof and delicious!

This recipe requires nothing more than a mixing bowl and wooden spoon.

Kids love making Anzac biscuits because they can get their hands dirty, and my kids like to “experiment” with the cookie size – these biscuits spread quite a bit in the oven and my son, in particular, loves to make giant-sized cookies!

anzac biscuits on wire rack

How to Make Anzac Biscuits

Step 1

Measure all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.

dry ingredients for anzac biscuits in white mixing bowl

Step 2

Dissolve the baking soda in the water in a small bowl.

Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, together with the melted butter and golden syrup.

Give everything a good mix until the ingredients are well combined.

anzac biscuit mixture in white mixing bowl

Step 3

Roll the mixture into small balls and place them onto a baking sheet. Alternatively, use a small ice-cream scoop (1 tablespoon capacity) to portion the mixture.

As the biscuits spread quite a bit during baking, make sure you leave enough space between the balls of dough (I tend to bake about 6 biscuits per baking tray).

portioning anzac biscuit mixture on baking tray

Step 4

Use your fingers to lightly flatten the balls into a round shape. I tend to aim for about 5 mm thickness.

shaping anzac biscuits on baking tray

Step 5

Bake the biscuits for about 13 to 20 minutes, or until they are dark golden brown (especially if you like your Anzac biscuits crunchy!).

If you prefer chewy Anzac biscuits, bake them for slightly less time until they are light golden brown.

Leave the biscuits on the tray for several minutes until they have firmed up, before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

baked anzac biscuits on baking tray

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Anzac Biscuits

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Easy Anzac Biscuits which you can make with the kids! Crispy on the outside and chewy in the centre, these Anzac biscuits are perfect with a cup of tea. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

  • Author: Thanh | Eat, Little Bird
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 24 biscuits
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Australian

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F).
  2. Line a few baking trays with baking paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, flour, sugar, coconut and salt.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda and warm water in a small bowl.
  5. Add the baking soda mixture to the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the melted butter and golden syrup to the dry ingredients.
  7. Use a wooden spoon and give everything a good stir.
  8. Pinch a small piece of the mixture (about 1 tablespoon), roll it into a ball.
  9. Place the balls of dough onto the lined baking tray.
  10. Flatten the balls of dough into a circle and use your fingers to nicely shape the edges.
  11. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  12. Make sure you leave a good 5 cm (2 inches) between each flattened biscuit to give them room to spread (these cookies spread a bit in the oven, but do not rise so much).
  13. For crunchy biscuits, bake for 13-20 minutes, depending on the size of your biscuits, or until dark golden brown. If you prefer chewy biscuits, bake them for less time until they are light golden in colour.
  14. Leave the biscuits on the tray for several minutes until they have firmed up, before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Kitchen Notes

TIPS FOR MAKING ANZAC BISCUITS
The mixture is a bit greasy from the butter, so I recommend using a small ice-cream scoop to portion the biscuits. This also helps to make all the biscuits the same size.

VARIATIONS
* Add more sugar or golden syrup if you like your biscuits to be sweeter.
* Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to mixture.
* Drizzle some dark chocolate over the biscuits.

RECIPE CREDIT
This recipe is adapted from Australian Food by Matt Moran.

OVEN TEMPERATURES
All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

CONVERSIONS
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.

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  1. Sharon 8 May 2020

    My son saw these photos and has been begging to make these Anzac biscuits! Thanks for the easy to follow recipe. They tasted fantastic.

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