Traditional ANZAC Biscuits

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 24


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water


1 Preheat oven to 160°C. Combine the oats, flour, sugars and coconut in a large bowl and mix well. Put the syrup and butter in a small saucepan and warm until the butter is melted, stir into the oat mixture. Mix the bicarbonate of soda and water and fold in.

2 Place tablespoonfuls of batter onto lined oven trays leaving plenty of space to spread, then bake for 12-14 minutes, until deep-golden. Cool on a wire rack.