Anzac biscuit? What? This is a cookie I have not heard of before. Per Dorie, “Anzac is an acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, which was created during World War I, and because of its antipodal origins, it’s known as a biscuit rather than a cookie”.
I also read our very own food blogger Mardi Michels of eat.live.travel.write in the introduction of this cookie, excuse me biscuit, recipe. First Dorie’s Cookies then her own cook book. You are world famous Mardi.
On to the recipe. This was a different preparation for a cookie. Melt the butter and golden syrup. Add tablespoon of boiling water and baking soda. Stir into dry ingredients. Form into balls, flatten into little pucks and bake low and slow 325 degrees for 17 minutes.
These came out golden brown and crisp when cooled. Delicious oatmeal cookie. We liked the addition of the coconut. I made a substitution for the golden syrup, equal parts corn syrup and honey as that is what I had on hand. These were quick, easy and tasty. I would make these again.
Anzac Biscuits page 159. To see what others made head over to Tuesdays with Dorie.