Anzac biscuit recipe

This recipe was passed down from my husband's Grandmother. There are many Anzac biscuit recipes but I really like this one, and I love to think of my husband's Gran baking these in a warm kitchen on a wood stove.

Yield: About 30 medium sized biscuits

Gran's Anzac biscuits

Golden and crunch, easy to make and delicious to munch on!
prep time: 12 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 27 mins


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 170 grams (6oz) butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water


  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and syrup together.
  3. In a cup, pour the boiling water over the bicarb soda and mix.
  4. Pour water and soda mix into butter mixture.
  5. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Use a dessertspoon to portion out the dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Leave room for spreading in between biscuits.
  7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 160 degrees (C) or 320 (F) 
  8. Allow to cool on tray until firm enough to move to a baking rack.
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