Classic ANZAC Biscuits (and a little celebration!)

The most perfect little ANZAC biscuits ever… includes conventional and Thermomix instructions! 10 minutes prep time & 10 minutes cooking time!

I’m very excited to write this little post! Partly because I love ANZAC biscuits and any excuse to make a batch is a pretty darn good one, but also because the very first post on Bake Play Smile was for ANZACS. Anyway, I knew that this little blog was coming up to a teensy milestone and wanted to do a special post to celebrate. Yep, my little baby of a blog has had over 1 million views! I honestly can’t believe it. When I started Bake Play Smile less than two years ago, my plan was for it to become my own little online cookbook. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would have 1 million views. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who visits my blog, leaves gorgeous comments and chats with me on social media. A lot has happened in the last 18 months and your support has meant that I was able to take a giant leap and take leave from my job to work on my blog, which really is a dream come true!

Classic ANZAC Biscuits
 So, I was chatting to Dave about what kind of special post I could do to celebrate hitting the 1 million views mark and he suggested that I redo my very first post – Classic ANZAC biscuits. Oh my gosh.. looking at this post (and reading it!) is like listening to embarrassing speeches at your 21st. You can check it out here. But be warned, you will probably fall over laughing and then start cringing at the awful photos (see it really is like a 21st!). Geez I was so serious about things, and my text is in different colours – and I think I can see my reflection in some of the photos (cue forehead slapping).

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

I’ve definitely learnt a whole lot over the past 18 months and can’t wait to see what the next 18 months brings. I have lots of little plans for my blog this year, including moving into doing some cooking videos (if I can get over the fact that my voice sounds like a high pitched 8 year old on camera). I’ve also been lucky enough to have the opportunity to launch a new website dedicated to Thermomix recipes with the gorgeous Lauren from Create Bake Make. It’s called ‘Thermobliss’ and is only very new, but you can check it out here.

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Classic ANZAC Biscuits I’m really looking forward to working my little butt off on making Bake Play Smile a great little website for you all. Thank you again for your support – you have no idea how much it means to me!

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

And so here is my updated ANZAC biscuit recipe (and of course, there’s now Thermomix instructions too!).

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Sending you all lots of sugar filled hugs and kisses xxx

Classic ANZAC Biscuits (and a little celebration!)

The most perfect little ANZAC biscuits ever... includes conventional and Thermomix instructions! 10 minutes prep time & 10 minutes cooking time!
Course Biscuits, lunch box
Cuisine Biscuits/Cookies, lunch box
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Classic ANZAC Biscuits - Thermomix Method

The most perfect little ANZAC biscuits ever... includes conventional and Thermomix instructions! 10 minutes prep time & 10 minutes cooking time!
Course Biscuits, lunch box
Cuisine Biscuits/Cookies, lunch box
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter chopped
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 130 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 90 g rolled oats
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 65 g desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line two flat baking trays with baking paper.

  2. Place the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar into the Thermomix bowl. Melt on for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1.

  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda to the melted butter mixture and combine mix for 10 seconds on Speed 3.

  4. Add the rolled oats, plain flour and coconut. Mix together for 40 seconds on Reverse, Speed 2.

  5. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on trays, 5cm apart and flatten slightly.

  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden. Leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

50 thoughts on “Classic ANZAC Biscuits (and a little celebration!)”

  1. Happy Blog-a-versary! May there be many more views and oodles more deliciousness!

  2. Ooh i love Anzac Biscuits! These look beautiful.:)

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Me too.. they’re just the yummiest little things aren’t they!

  3. Wow! Congratulations Lucy, that is such an impressive milestone! Well done girl – you deserve a cupcake!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Jess! You’re so lovely!

  4. P.S. Do you have any advice to share on how to grow your food blog?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha I definitely couldn’t give you any advice – your blog is going amazingly well! Everytime I hop on Pinterest, I see one of your creations!

  5. Six Little Hearts says:

    Well done lovely! The bickies look lovely too! x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you Jody!

  6. Congratulations Lucy on the amazing milestone of 1 million views!!!!
    I can’t wait to start watching your cooking demo videos!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much… hehe I just need to start recording first!

  7. Love an anzac biscuit! Are you a chewy or crunchy fan? Chewy all the way here!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Ooh definitely a chewy fan here too!

  8. Kylie says:

    I had these at my friends house yesterday – she said I got the recipe off your friend Lucy’s website (she cooks heaps of your recipes!!) and was so inspired I had to come home and make them today. Little did I know as I read through your post this was your first blog recipe! I’m so absolutely proud of you and all your achievements, you know how much I love you. Congrats again xox

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Aww you are the sweetest friend ever!! Thank you so much for all of your support over the years! xxx

  9. Congratulations on 1 million views! Well done Lucy! Hey what’s wrong with your first post…looks like my posts 🙂 I made Anzac bikkies on the weekend, definitely a favourite here!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Cindy! Oh you’re far too kind!

  10. Congratulations again Lucy, such an achievement.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much xx

  11. 1 million – congrats!!! That is just amazing. I am so happy for you that your blog journey is going so incredibly well. And yes, I know what you mean about cringing at early blogging attempts.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much! Haha how awful/hilarious is it looks back!

  12. Ahh you’re so funny! Seriously though congratulations. That is a massive achievement!!! I am so excited to see what the year brings for you. Big things I’m sure. Well done, lovely xx #teamIBOT

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks lovely!

  13. Congratulations Lucy! What a wonderful milestone 🙂 I am so thrilled for you! And it’s just going to continue to grow! I love that you are celebrating with such a classic Aussie recipe!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks so much Nagi! I’m so excited 🙂

  14. Congratulations! What an achievement, and so amazing that you have been able to leave work to focus on your blog full time. I absolutely love your blog – the recipes are amazing. Now I need to make sure I add Anazc biscuits to my list of weekend baking 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much Erika – I really appreciate your support!

  15. Danielle L says:

    A huge congrats on taking the leap to focus on your blog full time – I’m sure you’ll make an even greater success of it! I had wondered how you could take a holiday mid term as a teacher 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks lovely! Oh gosh I tell you what – it is soooo much cheaper going on holidays during the school term!

  16. Congratulations Lucy, that’s fantastic and well done to you. Such a lovely blog. Anzacs are a favourite around here too. x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much Vicki! xx

  17. Congratulations Lucy!
    That is one very amazing milestone and a reflection of the amazing talented lady that you are.
    I do love a good chewy Anzac biscuit, love that you revamped your very first post.
    Here’s to many millions ahead for you! xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks lovely xx

  18. WOW Lucy! What an incredible achievement, and how exciting that you can make that leap and do what you love the most every day. Congratulations, well deserved and I am so excited to follow along with Bake Play Smile! xx

  19. I’m a little late to the game to comment on this post but I just wanted to say congratulations on your milestone – that is a fantastic achievement 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you Phoebe!

  20. 1 million is mind-blowing! Congratulations! The kids and I plan to make ANZACs today and bought the ingredients last night, so I’m so glad you posted this recipe. They look perfect!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much!! It’s gone so quick!

  21. Deb says:

    Congratulations Lucy.
    It’s tough maintaining a blog, and I couldn’t with career and life, so well done!
    You’ve not only maintained it, you’ve built it and created a wonderful quality too.
    You have my support, x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Deb – you’re far too kind! xx

  22. Angie says:

    Can you freeze and bake cookies another day?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yes you sure can!

  23. Zeenat says:

    These look delicious! I’m about to whip up a batch now myself. Also, Congratulations on coming up to your 3 year anniversary. This blog is the best!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!!! I can’t believe it’s nearly been 3 years! Thank you for all your support xx

  24. Fiona says:

    Hi, just wondering why the thermomix instructions are for a hotter oven? I made these the other day and they didnt turn out well. I’m trying again today, as i was having a bad day anyway Just curious about the oven temp difference. Thanks for a fab and easy therm recipe!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Fiona, I’m so sorry – that was actually a typo. I’ve fixed it up now so that the temps are the same. xx

    2. Simone Cecil says:

      I also reckon there needs to be a step about pushing the melted ingredients down and ensuring it mixes well. I made these and after i rolled half the mix it ended up dry and flakey and I couldnt use the stuff at the bottom as it hadnt moxed properly 🙁

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