Let’s Bake! (ANZAC Cookies Edition)

ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Corps. These cookies are normally available in April, as April 25 is our rememberance day for those who fought and died for us in the Wars. I looked up the history of these cookies on Wiki. Apparently, they were not eaten by soldiers on the frontline, as I was previously told. They were eaten and sold at galas, and other public events to raise money to support the war effort. They were originally called “Soldier’s biscuits” or “ANZAC biscuits”. Traditionally, they are very hard, which helps with their long shelf life. However, the recipe I used makes soft biscuits. If you read the previous baking posts, you’ll know that I prefer soft and chewy biscuits.

So, let’s get baking. You can find the full link to the recipe here.

As always, first, I checked to make sure that I had all the ingredients.

To make 18 cookies, you will need:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp water

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Sift the flour into a bowl. Then add in the oats, coconut and brown sugar and mix it all up.

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Next, grab a little pot to throw in the butter, golden syrup and water. Put the stove on a medium heat, and stir until it’s all melted.

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Starting to melt…
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Still melting…
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Done!

Now, stir in the baking soda. I had fun watching the reaction it made.

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And mix again.

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Now it’s frothy.

I let the butter mixture cool for around 5 minutes, before I got bored of waiting and added it to the flour mixture.

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All mixed and looking good!

Now it’s time to roll them into balls and place on the baking trays. I like to flatten them a little with my hands.

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Bake for 10-12 minutes at 160 degrees, or until they are golden brown.

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Looking delicious! (I ate this one after I took the photo.)

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There you go! A quick little themed baking post to commemorate ANZAC Day. Have any of you guys had these biscuits before? If not, I really recommend you try them. If you prefer the soft kind, then use the recipe I used. These came out so perfect and delicious!!

I recently made these again and they’re still amazingly delicious! As another bonus, here’s another little baking video!

Angela.

Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments
  1. I bet it’s delicious ?. And thats a good way of commemorating such holiday. Salute to those who fought and continue fighting.

    1. They are delicious ?
      It is a good way to commemorate the holiday. Thanks for the kind words ?

  2. They look lovely!

    1. Thank you ?

  3. We have a similar day in November here in the UK. It’s so important to commemorate the brave men and women who have fought for all of our freedoms xx

    1. I completely agree Danielle!

  4. […] You guys know, that I am fond of sweets. It’s the best thing ever. I have also recently gotten into baking. My favourite thing to bake is cookies! I have a few go-to recipes, two of which I’ve featured on the blog. Let’s Bake! (Snickerdoodles Edition) and Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Chip Cookies Edition). I loved the ANZAC cookies recipe that I tried, I’ve made it again, and they are just so delicious!! Let’s Bake! (ANZAC Cookies Edition). […]

  5. Looks yummy?

    1. Thank you! They really are 😀

      1. You are welcome?

  6. I haven’t ever heard of those cookies, but they’re cookies and that means they’re for sure delicious! Great post 🙂
    love, elena

    https://outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

    1. I think its just a british/oceanic cookie ? they’re filled with coconut and golden syrup and they’re amazing! ?

  7. Yum! Looking at the pic is making me so hungry! lol

    1. Haha ? pictures of food always do that to me too! Especially sweets ?

  8. What a lovely and yummy way of commemorating all the soldiers who died in the wars!! Great post ? xx

    1. Thanks so much! ?

      1. It’s okay ? xx

  9. you’re killing me with all these cookies 🙂

    1. ? and theres still more to come ?

      1. hahaha 😉 bring it on, I’m ready 🙂

  10. These look delicious! I have recently purchased some more dessicated coconut. When I get my next cookie craving, I will give these a go!

    1. They are so yummy! Definitely give them a go! ?

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