ANZAC* Biscuits (cookies)
*Australia, New Zealand Army Corp.
We make these biscuits (cookies) at least once a year, it's become a family tradition to make them on Anzac Day**. They were sent to ANZAC soldiers during WW1 and soon became a staple in New Zealand and Australian homes. They're easy to make and pretty nutritious too! Have fun.
**Anzac Day (April 25) is a day of remembrance observed in New Zealand and Australia. It has grown to not only commemorate ANZACs but all servicemen and women, past and present, who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup finely desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 50 g butter
- 1 tbsp. golden syrup (Wegmans sells this or you can replace with maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tbsp. boiling water
- Preheat the oven to 355˚F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Mix flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats in medium size bowl.
- Melt butter and golden syrup (or maple syrup). Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup.
- Combine with dry ingredients.
- Space out balls (about a tablespoon each) on sheet pan and push down lightly with a floured fork, they will not spread during baking.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.