Anzac Biscuits

Nov 21, 2019 | 3 comments


Anzac Biscuits


I went to a friends recently and she gave me one of these Anzac biscuits. They were really good! Mike loves oaty things so I asked for the recipe and was quite surprised when they turned out to be Anzac biscuits, which I know are very similar to Twinkles Hob Nobs

Anzac ones come out more expensive than the oaty biscuits, but that’s because they’ve got lots of coconut in. I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit, halving the sugar and increasing the flour

They would be just as versatile as oaty biscuits. Drizzle or coat them with dark chocolate; add pieces of preserved ginger; or big pieces of hazelnut or cashew; or add a handful of raisins; or sharp and chewy dried cranberries; or chopped up white, milk or plain chocolate

Don’t like sweet things?

I quite fancy having a go at making them exactly the same, but leaving out the sugar and adding sweet chilli and fine chopped rosemary for a savoury version; or sweet white miso; or marmite and peanut butter; or soy sauce, garlic and ginger. They’d be similar to these savoury flapjacks then I suppose, although the flapjacks haven’t got coconut in. What do you think? Think that would work?


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Anzac biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
School Lunches
New Zealand
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
Servings: 13 biscuits
Cost per portion 6p a biscuit
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 150 g flour
  • 80 g sugar
  • 75 g coconut dessicated
  • 75 g oats
  • 85 g butter
  • 1 tblsp golden syrup
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tblsp water


  • pre-heat oven to gas mark 4, 350°F, 180°C
  • you will need 2 baking trays
  • Combine the dry ingredients - flour, oats, sugar and coconut
  • Melt the butter, add the syrup and stir well
  • Dissolve the bicarbonate in the water, mix into the butter mixture
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together
  • Take a golf ball sized piece of mixture and shape it into a cookie. I found 40g of mix per 'golf ball' made 13 biscuits
  • Place each biscuit on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Click here to start a 15 minute timer
  • Leave the biscuits on the tray for a minute or two to firm up, then cool on a wire tray of you have one. If not, don't worry, mine were fine left to cool on the baking tray
  • Store in an airtight tin


Nutrition Facts
Anzac Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Bronwyn

    Thanks Lesley, that means a lot to me. Liked your suggestions for savoury versions. Will have to try that.

  2. Thrifty Lesley

    ah yes, I forgot that when doing the recipe, I’ll change it, thanks for reminding me

  3. Bronwyn

    Love your blog,but I was a bit sad to see that ANZAC biscuits were listed as English cuisine. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corp. They were originally made by loved ones to send to the troops serving in WW1. The ingredients were chosen so the biscuits would last on the way to the other side of the world. Hope this was helpful.

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