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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

Add chocolate chips and mix them through the cookie dough.

7

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

8

Flatten the balls till about 1 cm thick cookie.

9

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

10

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