Deliciously Chewy ANZAC Biscuits Recipe

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If there’s one classic Australian biscuit that everyone loves, it would have to be an ANZAC. And so, with ANZAC Day approaching, there’s really no better time to whip up a batch (or two!).

The best thing about ANZAC biscuits is that they are so quick and easy to make. There’ll also a great way to get your little ones in the kitchen and helping out with stirring and rolling the mixture. Not only will they love helping to cook the biscuits, they’ll be sure to love popping one or two into their lunchbox for school.

I’ve been making these ANZAC biscuits for as long as I can remember. My mum taught me this recipe when I was very little and it’s definitely a family favourite of ours. Hand-me-down family recipes are always the best ones! I like my ANZAC biscuits to be nice and chewy, but if you prefer yours to be crispy, then simply leave them in the oven for a further minute or two.

These ANZAC biscuits contain no egg, so they’re absolutely perfect if you’re looking for yummy egg-free recipes. I really can’t think of a better (or more loved!) biscuit than an ANZAC. They will last for up to a week in an airtight container in the cupboard (but let’s be honest… there’s no way they are going to last anywhere near that long!).


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda



  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced.
  2. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Combine the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
  4. Place butter, syrup and 2 tablespoons cold water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted.
  6. Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
  7. Stir the butter mixture through the oat mixture.
  8. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls.
  9. Place on trays, 5cm apart and flatten slightly.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden.
  11. Leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Are you an ANZAC biscuit fan too? Will you be making a batch this ANZAC Day?

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  • Jenny

    I always make sure I bake a batch of Anzacs around Anzac day. Normally I use my stained Commonsense Cookery Book one, but as my son loves chewy Anzac’s I’ll give your recipe a shot this year.

  • I’m a huge fan of chewy Anzac’s too. I hope you and your son enjoy them 🙂

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