I lived in Australia for a few years. Very good, simple cookie.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
9
Yield:
1.5 dozen
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, flour. Melt and add butter or margarine. Add golden syrup. Lastly, add the baking soda dissolved in the boiling water. Stir the dough until everything is completely mixed together.

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  • Place spoonfuls of mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 41.8g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 27.1mg; sodium 215.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
Some pros and cons: Many Pros: 1. Is indeed "very quick and yummy" (per reefdiver1971); 2. A lighter delightfully-flavored version of heavier and more time-consuming oatmeal cookie recipes--and not as flat; 3. Good and satisfying cookie for people avoiding eggs. 4. A nice combo of chewy and cruchy if not over-baked. 5. At last! A cookie incorporating Lyle's Golden Syrup! 6. I got 42 cookies out of this recipe. Not bad. One Con: THIS RECIPE NEEDS WATER! Maybe it's because I live at altitude (5 280 ft.) but my dough was much too crumbly to manipulate into anything. So I checked another recipe (Vanessa's) saw that she had used 2T water. I gradually added a tablespoon at a time 4T water (boiling). Then I squished and rolled dough into balls--easy and quick because: (a) dough is not sticky and (b) you can roll practically all of them while first batch bakes (mine 14 min.). One Sort-of Con: Must be carefully but firmly flattened with your hand on the cookie sheet before baking as cookie does not spread from ball shape on its own. Cookie stays in this flatter shape--rather hocky-puckish--not very glamorous but who cares its GOOD. Would look cute half-dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate. Conclusion: Will bake these again play around with recipe probably slowly add more water(more than the 4T) next time but I don't really have to. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/26/2005
The Anzac biscuits I have had in the past have all had coconut in them too. I added some coconut but there was not enough liquid in the recipe to hold the batter together. I added more but added too much. These were only OK; maybe I'll do better next time. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
Some pros and cons: Many Pros: 1. Is indeed "very quick and yummy" (per reefdiver1971); 2. A lighter delightfully-flavored version of heavier and more time-consuming oatmeal cookie recipes--and not as flat; 3. Good and satisfying cookie for people avoiding eggs. 4. A nice combo of chewy and cruchy if not over-baked. 5. At last! A cookie incorporating Lyle's Golden Syrup! 6. I got 42 cookies out of this recipe. Not bad. One Con: THIS RECIPE NEEDS WATER! Maybe it's because I live at altitude (5 280 ft.) but my dough was much too crumbly to manipulate into anything. So I checked another recipe (Vanessa's) saw that she had used 2T water. I gradually added a tablespoon at a time 4T water (boiling). Then I squished and rolled dough into balls--easy and quick because: (a) dough is not sticky and (b) you can roll practically all of them while first batch bakes (mine 14 min.). One Sort-of Con: Must be carefully but firmly flattened with your hand on the cookie sheet before baking as cookie does not spread from ball shape on its own. Cookie stays in this flatter shape--rather hocky-puckish--not very glamorous but who cares its GOOD. Would look cute half-dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate. Conclusion: Will bake these again play around with recipe probably slowly add more water(more than the 4T) next time but I don't really have to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
I used maple syrup instead of golden syrup and this recipe became an instant hit with my extended family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
Very quick and YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2004
I sacaled this recipe to 200 biscuits for a Christian experience in our local gaol. It not only worked perfectly but the biscuits were fantastic to sample and none were returned either. Well done to the US expat who took this Aussie recipee home only to have it return to Australia via the net. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/26/2005
The Anzac biscuits I have had in the past have all had coconut in them too. I added some coconut but there was not enough liquid in the recipe to hold the batter together. I added more but added too much. These were only OK; maybe I'll do better next time. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2005
A nice quick recipie. I found the cookies were a little dry though. Will probably make this again. Thanks Kelly Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2005
Not enough liquid a crumbly mess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
this were really good! i will totally make this again! Read More
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