Anzac Biscuits

These cookies have been my absolute favorite cookie since I was 17 years old. I got the recipe from an ex-boyfriend's mother. He was never really a boyfriend I guess. Just a best friend that moved back to England. We saw each other a couple times after that, but we knew we would never be. I think he lives in Australia now... he was always so cute and so foreign :-)

Anzac Biscuits refer to the Australian and New Zealand Army. They were originally sent as part of rations and they actually get better as they get a little more stale. Give them a week and they are amazing (not that they ever last that long)


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup (can get at Wegmans or Whole Foods)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp hot water
  • pinch of salt.

  1. Mix together sugar, flour, coconut and oats.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan with salt and golden syrup. When hot and bubbling slightly, add baking soda and water, stirring quickly until it froths
  3. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix. 
  4. Drop tablespoons of cookie dough on parchment/silpat lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. For me, it's about 12 minutes.