Anzac Biscuits with Ginger

    25 mins

    Traditional Australian recipe, handed down from my mother. Her recipe has ginger in it which makes these especially good.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon boiling water
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
    • 1 cup(125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
    • 1 cup dessicated coconut
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 2 large baking trays.
    2. In a small cup, dissolve baking soda in boiling water.
    3. Melt butter and golden syrup in saucepan on low heat; add dissolved baking soda.
    4. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, make a well in centre. Pour melted butter mixture into the well, stir to combine. Do not stir too much or mixture may become gluey.
    5. Place rounded, slightly flattened spoonfuls on the greased trays.
    6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
    7. Cool on a wire rack slightly before serving.

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    I think the quantities of ingredients should be checked on this. I spent about an hour trying to get it to stay together to bake, and added a bit more butter. I had to press the mix together with my hands. The results taste OK, but are more like cookies or cakes than biscuits. I have since found another recipe that uses only 100g of butter sugar and flour to 85g of oats and coconut. I will be trying those quantities next time.  -  08 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    This recipe needs taking down and checking. I followed it and ended up with a bowl of ingredients that would not come together. I had to add syrup, butter and water and have finished up with flapjack cookies.  -  16 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    This recipe can be very good, but the incorrect quantities let it down. I needed to add about four or five times as much butter and golden syrup to the mix to get it to combine properly, and even then the biscuits came out pretty dry. They tasted good, ultimately, but the recipe does need some work.  -  16 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)