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Oaty Anzac Biscuits

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Anzac biscuits are one of my favourite sorts of biscuits, and homemade is always better. When I was nannying I used to make this Donna Hay recipe all the time. We almost always had the ingredients in the cupboard, and all the kids liked them too. Win. Win.

With Anzac Day a week away today, I thought I’d share the recipe with you…

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons golden syrup
130g butter
1/2 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda
1 tablespoon hot water

♥ Combine all the dry ingredients {excluding the bi-carb soda} and mix in a bowl
♥ Place the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat and mix until melted. Add the bi-carb soda and the water.
♥ Add the butter mix to the dry mix. Combine.
♥ Form balls with dough and place on lined tray.
♥ Place in a moderate oven and cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

I like to keep mine as balls, so that they’re crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You can squish these down a little if you like, but the dough is quite dry so it will likely crumble a little.

How do you like your biscuits? Do you prefer them chewy or crunchy?

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Lacey and I made these together and as I was snapping the finishing photo I turned around to see Lacey with my iPhone trying to get her own shot. She’s a budding food blogger, it seems!

  • Thanks for sharing the recipe – my Anzacs last year were a bit soggy, although I know they crisp up as the harden. Love the shot of Lacey the photographer.

  • Oh yum!
    As for me, I like my biscuits chewy 🙂

  • crunchy all the way! the donna hay recipe is my anzac go to as well…better remember to put golden syrup on the shopping list!

  • That last shot is adorable! Maybe the start of ? 🙂

  • Now that would be a cute monthly feature- “Lacey's Food Photos”!

  • YUM! I love, love, love Anzac bikkies, especially when they're chewy.

  • You read my mind, I was just about to start Googling Anzac biscuit recipes. Thank you for this – will definitely be baking a batch before next Monday!

    Loving that photo of Miss Lacey, the aspiring foodie xx

    PS Chewy biscuits, all the way! Chewy means less crumby mess, which means more biscuit ends up in my mouth where it's meant to go 🙂

  • crunchy for me, i just posted a chocolate anzac bikkie recipe then yours popped up !! like the ball idea

  • yay I am totally going to make these for my mums and bubs group tomorrow! thankyou!

    p.s Lacey is SOOO cute!

  • My babe is 2.5 and he always mimics me by taking pictures. I let him use my old digi cam around the house. It's pretty adorable to watch them learn and repeat our actions.

  • A major staple around here. I make them with wholmeal flour and then they just seem almost healthy. x

  • Thanks for sharing! I'm holding a small party on Anzac day and this would be perfect! I appreciate it!

  • Ooh, like the idea of the balls…will definitely give these a go. The last photo is ADORABLE 🙂

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  • Yummy! I'll definitely be making these babies during the week!

    Anzacs and Easter Eggs in the same week… Goodbye waistline. 😉 xx

  • I love that photo of Lacey! gorgeous! Will definitely be trying the anzac ball method when i make mine this week. x

  • That photo is too cute!! 🙂
    We're certainly not fussy in our house – we love Anzac biscuits crunchy or chewy! Looking forward to baking some here too. Yum! 🙂

  • Chantelle, or someone, please explain for the clueless American what Anzac Day is, and why biscuits? Thank you! Love your blog!

  • I got inspired and made these tonight; very tasty, child and I have eaten half of them already…

  • They look amazing! I'm off to make some today. Never thought of making them in balls before.

  • Trina

    I never thought of making Anzac biscuits into balls. I know they originally made Anzac biscuits as they kept for a long time but everytime I tried to make them they never turned out quite right.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  • K.

    In Wikipedia you can find what Anzac day is, I looked it up myself too.
    These cookies look so tasty, I will try to bake them too.
    Ow and your daughter is so adorable, thank you for sharing this photo of her!
    Xxx Karen
    The Netherlands

  • The mixture would have to be the best bit. But i do like them chewy. You have inspired me to make some tomorrow morning.

  • I LOVE Anzac Biscuits… thank you so much for sharing. I'll be baking these and I can guarantee they won't last past lunch time!
    (I'll also be sharing on my business page, Adelaide Mummy Meetings, hope that's ok!)


  • chewy for me, now i really feel like making some yumm!!

  • Elizabeth Saxe Coburg-Gotha is an evil woman, why do we slave away at work our whole lives for money with her face on

  • G’day Chantelle! I made your fave recipe today! They got DEVOURED with love and were more than a bit ok 🙂 GREAT!

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