ANZAC biscuits

These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli
Recipe category:
Suggested age:
Time required:
30-45 minutes
Serving number:
Skills developed:
Mixing, Measuring, Melting, Baking

What you need for this recipe:


  • 100g plain white flour
  • 25g rolled oats
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 20ml spoon golden syrup
  • 50g margarine
  • ½ x 5ml spoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 10ml spoon boiling hot water 


  • Baking tray
  • weighing scales
  • sieve
  • mixing bowl
  • saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • 5 ml spoon
  • 15ml spoon
  • kettle
  • small bowl
  • spatula
  • palette knife
  • flour dredger
  • fork
  • oven gloves
  • cooling rack 


  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC or gas mark 4.
  2. Grease or line the baking tray.
  3. Sift flour into the bowl.
  4. Mix in the oats, sugar and coconut.
  5. Melt the golden syrup and margarine together on a low heat in the small saucepan.
  6. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the boiling hot water and add to the melted butter immediately.
  7. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.
  8. Mix thoroughly until combined.
  9. Divide the mixture evenly into 8 portions using the 15ml spoon.
  10. Use lightly floured hands to shape the biscuits into round balls and place onto the prepared baking tray.
  11. Slightly flatten the biscuits with a lightly floured fork.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  13. Cool on the baking tray for a few minutes, to allow the biscuits to firm, before transferring them to the cooling rack.

Something else to try:

Try adding some dried fruit to the mixture.

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Mixing Measuring Melting Baking Sweet 7-11 30-45 minutes