Anzac biscuits

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anzac biscuits

This article first appeared on Peaches and Pushups.

I’ve been cooking a fair few notoriously “Aussie” dishes recently.

From Cheesymite Scrolls to fresh damper, now I’ve moved onto sweets and whipped up a batch of our most iconic cookie; the Anzac Biscuit.

Someone help me because I want to devour the entire tray by myself, these bad boys are insanely moreish! Crispy outside and gloriously chewy on the inside, I can’t even begin to describe how delicious every morsel is. Like down to the very last oat crumb.

Let’s talk nutrition. The fact that the base ingredient is rolled oats and the recipe calls for brown sugar make Anzac biscuits a healthier option that any pre-packed biscuit from the supermarket.

That being said though, there is a hefty amount of butter and a splash of maple syrup so it’s not the healthiest cookie you can make (See my Christmas Oat Cookies for a healthier alternative) but it’s still much better than any pre-packaged nonsense.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 24 cookies)

  • 1C Plain Flour (or gluten free*)

  • 1C rolled oats

  • 2TBS maple syrup

  • 2TBS desiccated coconut

  • 2TBS water

  • 125g butter

  • 1/2tsp baking soda

METHOD

  • Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees C.

  • Put the butter, water and syrup in a saucepan on medium heat and stir until melted. Stir in the baking soda.

  • In a bowl, mix the oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Then add the butter mixture to the bowl and mix well.

  • Line an oven dish with baking paper and spoon 1TBS of the mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. Place on the oven dish and press down to flatten. Place the biscuits 5cm apart on the tray.

  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden on top.

* A note on gluten free – using GF flour is a perfect substitute and won’t change the wonderfully chewy texture of the biscuits. However, I did find that rather than expanding on the tray when baking, the cookies held their shape.

So the choice is yours, whether you want flatter and crunchier biscuits or a rounder option, which might need a little longer in the oven and will have a chewier middle. Either way, it’s going to taste delicious!

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