ANZAC Cookies (Biscuits)

What are ANZAC Cookies (Biscuits)? They were originated around WWII – ANZAC which stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. These cookies, having no eggs in them (to lasts longer), were sent to soldiers and/or also to eat at home and raise funds to war.

 These ANZAC cookies are crunchy and totally scrumptious! Some recipes don’t have desiccated coconuts in them, but my family loves the texture and the taste of the coconuts with oats. It’s a perfect grab and go for breakfast or snacks.   

ANZAC Cookies (Biscuits) Recipe


2 cups rolled oats  

1/2 cup sugar  

1 cup desiccated coconut  

1 cup self-raising flour  

150 grams butter, melted  

1 tablespoon golden syrup or honey  

2 tablespoons water (or more if the dough is dry)

How to Make ANZAC Cookies (Biscuits)?


1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.  

2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients; oats, sugar, desiccated coconut and flour.  

3. Add melted butter, syrup and mix again into a crumble. Then pour in the water and bring it all together. Add a tablespoon of water if it’s still dry.  

4. Spoon out a portion into your palm and roll it into a ball, then place onto a tray. Make 6-8 balls to fill in the tray with spaces in between them. Flatten each ball with your hand or fork.   

5. Bake them in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the cookies start to turn golden brown.   

Serve and enjoy these ANZAC Cookies (Biscuits) with family and friends!  


  • Don’t forget to squish down your dough balls before baking, otherwise, you will end up with baked balls.
  • If the mixture is dry, add a teaspoon of water, mix again and repeat and until you reach the right consistency.
  • If you don’t have sugar on hand, you can replace it with brown sugar or raw sugar.
  • If you prefer filling to be more compact and sticky, add 1 tablespoon flour dissolved in ¼ cup milk after the liquid has been absorbed.
  • You can dip the cooked cookies (biscuits) into melted chocolate for added yumminess!

Did you make these ANZAC Cookies (Biscuits)? Please leave a comment below. 


Anzac Biscuits

To commemorate Australia and New Zealand History!

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup caster sugar
125g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.
3. In a small saucepan, melt syrup and butter together over low heat.
4. Mix soda with 1 tablespoon boiling water in a small bowl and add to melted butter and syrup. Remove from heat.
5. Pour the melted butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
6. Firmly packed tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place about 5cm apart on the trays. Using fingers or back of a fork to flatten the dough.
7. Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.
8. Cool biscuits on tray or wire racks.
9. Biscuits will harden when cool.

Share and enjoy with family and friends!!!
Source: Food for Four
Photo: Food for Four