Anzac Cookies

The last Anzac cookie recipe I shared was a healthy version that tastes delicious. But, as we are currently living in unusual times and can’t do our usual things, like celebrate special events with the ones we love, I felt the need to bake traditional Anzac cookies this year to remind myself of how life was before COVID-19.

Even though life at the moment is anything but normal, there are things we can still do to keep us connected with the way of life we used to know and are sure to return to. For me it’s cooking food my family loves and, even though we can’t “break bread” together on Sundays at the moment – which is killing me – cooking helps to bring them closer, well virtually that is 🙂

Back to these traditional Anzac Cookies. You really should try them because they are super easy to bake and taste every bit like you would expect a great Anzac Cookie to taste.


What you need

  • 1¼ cups rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • 1 cup raw castor sugar
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoons water

What to do

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Place the rolled oats, coconut, flour and a pinch of salt in a bowl and mix to combine well. Put aside.

Place the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until butter melts.

Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook for a additional 2 minutes until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then add the bicarbonate soda and the tablespoon of water. Stir well to combine. Pour over the dry mixture.

Use a wooden spoon to combine butter and dry mixture.

Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, then place on the baking tray. Repeat with remaining mixture to get 24 equal-sized balls. Space out the balls with 4cm between each.

Press the balls gently to flatten the biscuits slightly.

Bake for approximately 18 – 20 minutes or until golden. You may need to swap the trays halfway to ensure the biscuits on both trays are golden.

Remove from oven and cool completely.

Here’s the recipe if you want to try out my healthier Anzac Cookies.

I hope you enjoy the Anzac cookies and please, stay safe, stay home and look after one another during the horrible crises.