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Classic Anzac biscuits

There's nothing quite like a home-made Anzac biscuit, still hot from the oven and with a bit of chew. This classic recipe does exactly what it says on the tin - and that's how we like it.

By Lisa Featherby
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking plus cooling
  • Makes 15
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  • 150 gm (1 cup) plain flour
  • 70 gm toasted rolled oats (see note)
  • 130 gm brown sugar
  • 25 gm (⅓ cup) dessicated coconut
  • 150 gm butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • Moist coconut flakes (optional), to scatter


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease 2-3 oven trays and line with baking paper. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl with ¼ tsp sea salt flakes. Add melted butter and golden syrup and stir to combine.
  • 2
    Roll golf-ball-sized rounds of dough into balls and place 5cm-6cm apart on trays, then flatten slightly. Scatter with moist coconut flakes and bake until golden (14-18 minutes). Cool briefly on trays and serve warm or allow to cool completely on trays before serving. Remaining biscuits will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.


Toasted rolled oats are available from select supermarkets and delicatessens. If unavailable, spread rolled oats on an oven tray and bake in a 200°C oven, stirring occasionally, until golden (5-10 minutes). Cool before using.