Cookies & Biscuits/ Kiwi Recipes

ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are a popular biscuit in Australia and here in New Zealand. These cookies are a simple mixture of flour, oats, golden syrup, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter and baking soda. I added some cacao, a few chocolate chips and some instant espresso powder to the mixture to turn them into chocolate ANZAC biscuits. YUM!


  • 150 gram all purpose flour
  • 90 gram rolled oats
  • 85 gram desiccated coconut
  • 100 gram brown sugar
  • 55 gram white sugar
  • 125 gram butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • -- For Chocolate Anzac biscuits add the following as well --
  • 2 tablespoons cacao
  • 2 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
  • chocolate chips to taste



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.


Combine flour, oats, sugars, coconut and, if using, cacao and espresso powder.


Add butter, syrup and water in a small saucepan and combine till the butter is melted.


Stir in baking soda and when it starts to bubble, remove from heat.


Add the melted butter mixture to the flour and stir until combined.


Add chocolate chips and mix them through the cookie dough.


Make about tablespoon size dough balls and transfer to a baking sheet lined with baking paper.


Flatten the balls till about 1 cm thick cookie.


Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.


Let cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.