There’s a reason why Australians are so passionate about Anzac cookies. Anzac cookies are a globally popular Australian snack. They not only have a long and beautiful history, but they are also tasty enough to satisfy your snack cravings.
These Anzac cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy and oaty on the inside. Its caramelized buttery flavor will entice you in the same way that Australians do.
They’re easy to make; you can make them even if you have no baking skills. But how? Follow my Anzac biscuit recipe, which I am going to share below.
I have divided the recipe into a few simple steps, so you don’t mess up and can bake the biscuits perfectly. I will also share a few tips and tricks so you can whip them up in no time and get the perfect texture and flavor of Anzac biscuit.
Let’s scroll down and learn more about these sweet treats.
What are Anzac Biscuits
Anzac biscuits are originally from Australia and New Zealand. During World War I, they were created by wives and ladies who wanted to send a tasty treat to their loved ones serving in the war. These tasty cookies are made with rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda, and coconut. These biscuits are a tasty and patriotic reminder of the ANZACs’ efforts during the war.
What Do Anzac Biscuits Taste Like
Anzac biscuits have a distinct, comforting taste that is hard to replicate. They are a perfect balance of crunchy and chewy, with a lovely hint of sweetness and a slight toasty flavor from the oats. The golden syrup and coconut give them a unique, rich and buttery flavor.
Anzac biscuits can serve with a cup of tea or coffee and are perfect as a snack or dessert. You can expect a delicious, authentic and satisfying taste with these Biscuits.
How To Keep Anzac Biscuits Crunchy
It’s no secret that freshly baked Anzac biscuits taste absolutely delicious. Their warm, just-out-of-the-oven aroma and taste are hard to beat. But, if you’re short on time or have unexpected guests or cravings, don’t worry! Storing some Anzac biscuits is easy and ensures they’ll be ready when you need them.
Keep Anzac biscuits crunchy by storing them in an airtight container, at room temperature. Avoid placing them in a humid or damp area, as the moisture will soften the biscuits. You can also keep them in the fridge, but make sure to bring them back to room temperature before eating for the best taste and texture.
Tips and Tricks
- For the best texture and binding, make sure to use rolled oats or traditional oats when making Anzac biscuits. Instant or quick oats, while they may be convenient, will not give the same results as they are more powdery and have a different absorption level
- Use brown sugar instead of caster sugar when you want the Anzac biscuits to have a crispy texture more than a chewy texture.
- Don’t miss the bicarbonate soda. It’s an important ingredient in this recipe. This will give the cookies their perfect chewy texture, and also help to spread while baking.
- Golden syrup is the binding ingredient to get the perfect firm Anzac biscuits. It binds all the ingredients together and gives the biscuits butterscotch toffee-like flavor.
- Add the bicarbonate water instantly just after you make it. You can’t even wait for a minute. Just mix and add immediately.
Interesting Anzac Biscuit Facts
- Anzac biscuits were first made during World War I to send to soldiers fighting in the trenches. They were chosen for their long shelf life and ability to withstand being shipped overseas.
- The name “Anzac” is an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
- The original recipe for Anzac biscuits called for rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda, and boiling water.
- Anzac biscuits are considered a national symbol in Australia and New Zealand and are traditionally made and consumed on ANZAC Day, a national day of remembrance.
- Due to the popularity of Anzac biscuits, many variations have been created including different flavors, gluten-free, and vegan options.
Should Anzac biscuits be crunchy or chewy?
Yes, these biscuits are meant to be chewy or crunchy. but the traditional version was harder and crunchy.
Can I use honey instead of Golden Syrup?
You may use any, but if you want to make it with honey, go ahead. The biscuits will taste the same.
What makes Anzac biscuits fluffier?
You can make it fluffier by using baking soda to the dough. or by whipping the egg whites before incorporating them into the mixture.
Why are my Anzac biscuits so soft?
After baking, the Anzac biscuits will be fairly soft. So, after removing the biscuits, let them to cool before eating.
Anzac Biscuits Nutrition Facts
7 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories62
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Sodium 50mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 1g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Making an Anzac biscuit is so simple. It needs only a few ingredients and a few minutes. These delicious treats are perfect for breakfast or as a snack, and especially for patriotic celebrations like ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day! Why not give them a try this year?
Grab the ingredients we mentioned, follow the steps I have shared above, and make the delicious Anzac biscuit.
Last Updated on January 24, 2023 by Zoey
Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.