Anzac Biscuits

Makes 16

Equipment Required

  • Weighing scales

  • Large mixing bowl

  • 2 small mixing bowls

  • Large mixing spoon

  • Measuring cups

  • Measuring spoons

  • Baking sheet

  • Baking paper

  • Cooling rack

  • Oven gloves


  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup plain flour

  • 2/3 cup soft brown sugar

  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut

  • 1/3 cup golden syrup

  • 125g unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 tablespoons hot water


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160°C

  • Place the oats, plain flour, soft brown sugar & desiccated coconut in a large mixing bowl.  Stir well to combine the ingredients.

  • Place the golden syrup & unsalted butter in a small mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on high for 1-1½ minutes.

  • Combine bicarbonate of soda and hot water in a small mixing bowl and stir well.

  • Add bicarbonate of soda mixture to the butter & syrup mixture.

  • Pour butter mixture into the rolled oats and stir thoroughly using a large mixing spoon until all the ingredients are combined.

  • Roll spoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on baking sheets lined with baking powder.  Allow plenty of space between the balls because the mixture will spread when it cooks.

  • Flatten each of the balls with the palm of your hand into 6cm rounds.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Allow biscuits to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to cooling racks.  The biscuits will harden as they cool

  • Enjoy!