These Anzac biscuits are sweet and chewy using oats, coconut and golden syrup as the magical ingredient.

Every Anzac Day, like every good Australian, I make Anzac biscuits.  I actually have a recipe for gluten-free Anzac biscuits, but I haven’t been worried about using it as it uses quinoa flour, which is harder to find in Australia than Chile, strangely enough!  So to make these gluten-free, I used gluten-free oats and a gluten-free plain flour blend.

The biscuits (cookies, for my US readers!) are sweet, and chewy – be careful not to overcook them or else they’ll just turn into hard lumps.  And be aware that the dough is actually quite crumbly – I hand-shaped the cookies, kind of squeezing them in my fingers as I went to make sure they held together long enough to get from my hands to the pan and then from the pan to the cooling racks.  But it’s definitely worth it.  We used these in our ‘famous’ cookies and cream cheesecake slice recipe (here) instead of Oreos to make Anzac cheesecake – extremely yummy!

Anzac biscuits
Yields 24
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Cook Time
8 min
Cook Time
8 min
113 calories
17 g
10 g
5 g
1 g
3 g
27 g
61 g
10 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
27g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 61mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  2. 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  3. 1 cup plain flour (gluten free if needed)
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1/2 cup butter (dairy free if needed)
  7. 1 tbs golden syrup
  8. 2 tbs boiling water
Instructions
  1. Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.
  2. Mix baking soda with the boiling water, then add to melted butter and golden syrup.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and combine well - it will be very crumbly!
  4. Form into little balls with your hands, about 1 tablespoon per cookie, and place on a prepared baking tray.
  5. Bake at 160C for 8 minutes - do not overcook.
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calories
113
fat
5g
protein
1g
carbs
17g
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