Anzac Biscuit Recipe

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.

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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Enjoy this long-time favorite treat with your kids and family by making this easy delicious Anzac biscuit recipe at home. With simple ingredients, these cookies are easy to make and delicious to eat.


  • 1 cup caster sugar / brown sugar

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup coconut

  • 115-gram butter

  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup

  • 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 tablespoons boiling water

  • Tools
  • Oven

  • Saucepan

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Spatula

  • Spoon

  • Baking sheet

  • Baking tray

how to make Anzac Biscuit

  •  Preheat The Oven: While preparing the biscuit dough, set the oven to 150 degrees and preheat for 15 minutes. Prepare two baking trays lined with baking paper and brush them with butter.
    Preheat The Oven
  • Mix The Dry Ingredients: Take the large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of caster sugar if you want the biscuit to be chewy. But if you want it to be crispy, use brown sugar instead of sugar/caster sugar. Now add 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, and 1 cup of grated coconut, and mix well with your hands or whisker.
    Mix The Dry Ingredients 
  • Melt The Butter: Turn on the stove, put a saucepan on it, and set the heat at medium-low. Now add 115 grams of butter and stir it. While the butter is melting, add 2 tablespoons of golden syrup and stir to mix with the butter.
    Melt The Butter
  •  Make The Bicarbonate Water: Take 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of boiling water, and mix well. 
    Make The Bicarbonate Water
  • Make Frothy Sweet Butter: Lower the gas flame and add the bicarbonate water into the melted butter carefully. Because it will bubble up. Keep stirring to make frothy sweet butter.
    Make Frothy Sweet Butter
  •  The Biscuit Dough: Now, pour the foamy sweet melted butter into the dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly to make a loose biscuit dough. 
    The Biscuit Dough
  •  Make The Biscuit: Take one scoop of biscuit dough in hand, roll and form it into a round ball, then give it the shape of a biscuit.
    Make The Biscuit
  • Bake The Biscuit: Place the biscuit dough one by one by maintaining a little distance between the biscuits. It should get enough space to spread while baking.

    Now put the trays into the oven and let the biscuits bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Bake it for 15 minutes if you want it to be perfectly crisp.
    Bake The Biscuit
  • Serve The Biscuit: Once the biscuits are baked well, take them out and allow them to chill for a few minutes. Then serve them on a plate with tea or coffee. If you can’t finish them once, no problem, store them in an air-tight container.
    Serve The Biscuit

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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 5g 8%
    • Sodium 50mg 3%
    • Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
      • 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

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        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.

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