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Anzac Biscuits

Like the British, New Zealanders call cookies "biscuits." Anzac biscuits combine the best qualities of an oatcake and gingersnap. Tui Flower isn't sure where the recipe comes from. It could be New Zealand. It could be Australia. The oats suggest ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Makes 30 biscuits
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Step 2Melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat.

Step 3Combine the flour, sugar, coconut, oatmeal and ginger in a mixing bowl. Stir in the melted mixture. Dissolve the baking soda in the water, then stir it into the batter.

Step 4Roll the batter into 1 1/2-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten them with a fork dipped in flour.

Step 5Bake the biscuits until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before storing in an airtight jar.

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