Classic ANZAC Biscuits

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

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Ingredients For ANZAC Biscuits

  • rolled oats
  • plain flour
  • brown sugar
  • desiccated coconut
  • butter
  • golden syrup
  • bi-carbonate of soda

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

How To Make ANZAC Biscuits In 3 Easy Steps

Step 1 – Combine the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl

Step 2 – Stir through the melted butter, golden syrup and bi-carbonate of soda mixture

Step 3 – Roll into balls and bake

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

 

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

A plate of 3 ANZAC biscuits.

ANZAC Biscuits

Our classic ANZAC biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite recipe. Have a batch of sweet golden biscuits ready in less than 20 minutes... with the perfect amount of chewiness and crunch!
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Course: Biscuits
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 137kcal

Ingredients

  • 110 g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 150 g 1 cup) plain flour
  • 120 g (2/3 cup) brown sugar
  • 70 g (2/3 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 tbs golden syrup see recipe notes
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line three flat baking trays with baking paper.
  • Combine the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl.
  • Place butter, golden syrup and 2 tablespoons cold water into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 3 minutes, 50% power or until melted.
  • Stir through the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine.
  • Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls.
  • Place on trays, 5cm apart and flatten slightly.
  • For chewy ANZACS, bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden. For crunchy ANZACS, increase cooking time to 12-15 minutes.
  • Leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line three flat baking trays with baking paper.
  • Place the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar into the Thermomix bowl. Melt for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda to the melted butter mixture and mix for 10 seconds, Speed 3.
  • Add the rolled oats, plain flour and coconut. Mix together for 40 seconds, Reverse, Speed 2.
  • Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on trays, 5cm apart and flatten slightly.
  • For chewy ANZACS, bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden. For crunchy ANZACS, increase cooking time to 12-15 minutes.
  • Leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Recipe Notes
*Please note that my ANZAC biscuits recipe has been approved for publishing by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.  
For chewy ANZACS - Bake in a 160 degree celsius oven for 10-12 minutes (depending on your oven). The biscuits will be soft when you take them out of the oven but will firm on cooling. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
For crunchy ANZACS - Cook for a further 3-5 minutes than the chewy recipe (total of 12-15 minutes). Again, the biscuits will be soft straight out of the oven but will go crunchy as they cool. 
Golden syrup substitute - You can replace the golden syrup with corn syrup, honey or maple syrup. 
Storing the biscuits - ANZAC biscuits can be stored for several weeks in an airtight container at room temperature. They will soften after a few days (but are still absolutely delicious!). 

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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52 thoughts on “Classic ANZAC Biscuits”

  1. 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

  2. Angie says:

    Can you freeze and bake cookies another day?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yes you sure can!

  3. 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

  4. 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 🙁

  5. Kerry says:


    These would be the best Anzac biscuits I’ve ever made. The perfect amount of chewy. Thanks!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you so much Kerry xxx

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