Tara’s favourite Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits with a cup of tea - perfection!

Anzac biscuits with a cup of tea – perfection!

ANZAC biscuits are high up on my list of favourite things to bake. Mainly because you can eat the delicious uncooked mixture without feeling too sick afterwards (I think it’s because there are no eggs in the recipe) and also because they are so damn easy.

Ever since early high school, I have made Anzac biscuits using my mums recipe, which in all honesty is probably very similar to all other recipes out there. One day when I brought some Anzac’s to school that my mum had baked, my best friend at the time (who is still my best friend to this day) declared that they were the best Anzac biscuits she had ever eaten. And so began the tradition of me baking Anzac biscuits for her, though she still claims that mine are never as good as my mums, even though I use the same recipe!

So with Anzac Day being tomorrow, one of the most important public holidays on the Australian Calendar, I would like to share my mum’s treasured recipe, which has brought much fun to my friendship with my beautiful friend Tara.

My beautiful friend Tara (right) and I - she is probably making fun of me, as per usual!

My beautiful friend Tara (right) and I – she is probably making fun of me, as per usual!


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour (sifted)
1 cup castor sugar
½ cup desiccated coconut
125 grams butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 ½ pick bi-carb soda

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C degrees and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Combine rolled oats, plain flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
  3. Combine butter and golden syrup in a saucepan  and stir over low heat until butter has melted.
  4. Mix bi-carb soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add mixture to dry ingredients and stir.
  6. Spoon heaped teaspoonful’s of mixture onto greased over trays, allowing room for spreading
  7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden
  8. Leave on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack (this will ensure the biscuit stay a little bit moist and chewy)


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2 thoughts on “Tara’s favourite Anzac biscuits

  1. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out, my ANZAC cookies were a bit of a fail this year lol

    • Please do and let me know how you go! Mine always turn out so lovely and crunchy with a chewy centre, so I would be interested to know if it’s just my oven or if others have the same experience!!
      Dominique xx

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