Anzac Biscuits - Australia's Favourite Biscuit

ANZAC biscuits hold a very special place in every Australian’s heart as well as their taste buds. They were crafted by a special group of women who were left at home while their loved ones fought in the Australian and New Zealand Corp during World War II. The biscuits needed to be easily transported in care packs without spoiling if the care packs took a while to reach their loved ones. This left things like eggs and butter out which were traditionally used in all biscuits. In their place, these women used Golden Syrup, which not only made them long lasting, but also very sweet. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I always have.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Set oven to 160C (325F).
  2. Mix oats, sugar and flour.
  3. Mix golden syrup, soda and boiling water. While frothing, add melted butter and pour in dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Drop big spoonfuls on floured oven tray (cookie sheet), allowing room for mixture to spread.
  5. Bake 18 – 20 minutes.
  6. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Makes 36 biscuits