The name Anzac came from the name given to the Australians and New Zealander’s who went to the first world war. A.N.Z.A.C. (Australian & New Zealand Army Corp) These were the favorite cookies (Biscuits to “Auzies” and “Kiwis”) that wer sent to them in war time packages.
Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)
4 oz. butter
1 Tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp boiling water
1 cup rolled oats (quick oats are fine)
1 cup coconut or 1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300.
Melt butter and golden syrup in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the baking soda mixed with the boiling water. (The mixture will foam up which is why a large saucepan is needed.)
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour melted mixture into center. Mix to a moist but firm consistency. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture onto cold greased baking tray. Allow room for spreading. Bake for approx. 12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool a few minutes on tray before removing to a wire cooling rack.
Chopped nuts can be substituted for a very good alternative.