Recipe: Anzac Biscuits
Anzac Biscuits (cookies) are an Australian treat that commemorates Anzac Day An Australian National Remembrance Day of those who served, fought, and died in the Australian and New Zealand Military in wars and conflicts. Particularly marks the day, April 25, 1915, when Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I.
These cookies are made with Golden Syrup that can be found in Australia. There isn't an equivalent to Golden Syrup in the US. However, you can substitute Golden Syrup for Maple Syrup, Corn Syrup, or Honey. It will give the cookies a different taste, but it will work. I have researched and you can find Golden Syrup in some US stores like World Market or even Amazon.
If you would to learn more about Anzac Day, check out the following link: https://www.army.gov.au/our-history/traditions/anzac-day
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Bake: 15-20 minutes | Cool: 5 minutes
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup caster sugar (granulated sugar works too)
¾ cup desiccated coconut
⅔ cup (150g) butter, cubed
2 tbsp golden syrup (or maple syrup, corn syrup, or honey)
1 ½ tbsp water
½ tsp baking soda
Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, and coconut.
In a large saucepan over low heat, place golden syrup and butter. Stir until the butter is fully melted. Mix the baking soda with the water and add to the golden syrup mixture. Remove from heat. It will bubble as you mix it together.
Pour mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together.
Roll into balls, place on a greased cookie sheet, and press down to flatten with a fork.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Serves about 2 dozen