I grew up eating Anzac biscuits after school (dipped in cold milk 😋). Now I make them all the time for my kids. Every time I make them though, they always turn out different from the time before. Why is that?? Happens to my Mum too.

After much experimentation,  we have come up with the quickest,  easiest, most consistent recipe for Anzac biscuits.  At our house, the preference is for large, flat Anzacs that are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.  Think we might have mastered it!

You may look at the recipe and think that it’s no different to the old favourite you grew up with, but there are a couple of subtle changes which seem to make all the difference.  The secret lies in using Self Raising flour instead of Plain flour and adding an extra Tbsp of water.  We also add the ingredients in a different order to the traditional recipe, but really that’s just to make the recipe quicker and easier (oh yes!).

These biscuits are just so handy to have in the cookie jar. They are easy to transport and your kids and their friends will want you to keep up the supply!  Add this recipe to your everyday baking schedule.

Anzac Biscuits - the easy way

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

30 minutes

Yield: 15

Anzac Biscuits - the easy way


  • 1 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 125g butter
  • 3 Tbsp boiling water


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in mixing bowl (sifting flour and soda together).
  2. Melt golden syrup and butter together. Add boiling water to this mixture.
  3. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix well.
  4. Place spoonfuls on greased tray.
  5. Bake in a slow oven (325°F or 160°C) for 20 minutes, or until biscuits are cooked and brown.
  6. Rest for a couple minutes before removing biscuits onto cake rack.


These will keep for up to a week in an airtight container. Perfect for the school lunch box, travelling, after school snack and picnics.


You can read about the history of the Anzac biscuit here.

I still dip them in cold milk.

Trina xx


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2 thoughts on “Anzac biscuits – the easy way

  • April 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I tried these Anzacs today…inspired by the date I guess! I haven’t made them in many years (prob over a decade!). They turned out perfectly & was a very easy recipe! Have you tried it with slightly less sugar? I might try next time using 3/4 cup & see how they go 😊. Thanks for the inspiration Trinamichelle! Marina.

    • April 26, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Yes, I often use less sugar. 1/2 to 3/4 cup works fine because there is also golden syrup in there for sweetness. Thanks for telling us how yours turned out Marina!


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