Anzac Biscuits Recipe


SONY DSCI am not sure exactly why, but my baking of Anzac biscuits can be a bit hit or miss. They always taste nice, but the exact texture of the biscuit can vary with each batch. It could possibly due to my lovely helpers and that the measurements may not always be perfect! But there is never any complaints and they are eaten quite readily.

Anzac Biscuits Recipe
Recipe type: lunch box
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 0.5 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125 grams butter
  • 2 tablespoons Pureharvest rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 0.5 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Sometimes for a change, I will use self raising flour instead of the plain flour. It makes a lighter style biscuit.
  1. Preheat oven to a low-med temperature (approx 170).
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour
  3. Add sugar, rolled oats and coconut.
  4. On a low heat, melt the butter in a saucepan.
  5. Once melted add the rice malt syrup.
  6. Remove from heat. Mix the boiling water and the bicarb, add to the butter and stir.
  7. Quickly add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  8. Using approx 1.5 tablespoons of the mixture, make balls and lightly press onto a greased tray.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  10. Allow to sit on tray to cool for 5 minutes, as biscuits will harden when cool.

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  1. says

    I love making Anzac biscuits. It is my go-to recipe when I want to cook with my almost 2 year old, and have nothing else planned or available.

    I’m not sure if it will help the texture, but my recipe has more coconut (1 cup) and a little less brown sugar (3/4 cup). It also tells me to melt the golden syrup together with the butter, rather than stir in later.

    Ours are always eaten enthusiastically too – my husband LOVES them.

  2. says

    My Anzac making usually delivers constant results, but not so much with the kids. Dh has them do a double batch, which seems fraught with problems.

  3. says

    I’ve followed my mums lead in the Anzac biscuit department and make it a slice instead. Just put all the biscuit mixture into a slice pan and cook in 180C oven for roughly 30 minutes. Delicious and chewy.

  4. says

    Tracy – I have had many problems with trying to make double batches, so know how he feels!

    Marita – I like that idea, will have to give it a go. Thanks for the tip!