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.