Australian Cookies

Find trusted Australian cookie recipes, including Anzac biscuits. lamingtons,  and mini pavlova cakes.

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Anzac Biscuits (Australian Coconut-Oat Cookies)

Rating: 4.5 stars 142
Traditional recipe from Australia and New Zealand. Associated with the joint public holiday (ANZAC Day) to commemorate the Gallipoli landings during WW1.

Rose Pavlova Cakes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Try out these rose-flavored pavlova mini cakes for any celebration or holiday. You can store them in an airtight container for several days (without whipping cream) and decorate them whenever you want.

Australian Federation Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This year is the Centenary of Federation of Australia, and this recipe was provided by the great-granddaughter of Henry and Isabella Parkes (your equivalent of a first lady). In Australia, we call them biscuits, rather than cookies, but they are well worth trying.

Crispy Ginger Biscuits

Rating: 4 stars 1
Great for tea parties. Crisp without being crumbly. Uses crystallized rather than fresh or preserved ginger.
By ElaineDale

Apricot Anzac Biscuits

Rating: 4 stars 2
Makes around 15 to 20 biscuits depending on size the balls are rolled.
By theswiftenator

Anzac Biscuits III

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Traditional Australian recipe, handed down from my mother. Originally, these delicious bikkies (biscuits) were lovingly baked and sent in care packages to our soldiers at war. I am an Aussie living in Japan, so I know the substitutions work because I have had to use them!!

Anzac Biscuits with Macadamia Nuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
When the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, a legend was born. On Anzac Day every year, we pay homage, not only to the Anzacs, but to Australians who have fought in all wars. These biscuits are uniquely Australian and this recipe utilizes Macadamia Nuts, another Australian treasure.
By Vanessa Pike-Russell

Lamingtons

Rating: 4 stars 72
Lamingtons are little sponge cakes coated in chocolate and grated coconut. A traditional Australian treat that appeals to most. Any firm type of plain cake can be used: butter cake, pound cake, Madeira cake or genoise sponge. Note: desiccated coconut is a slightly dried shredded coconut--not sweetened.

Anzac Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is the kiwi version of this. The Edmonds top 20. These biscuits were baked during the first world war for the soldiers. There are no eggs in these biscuits and use ingredients we usually have in the pantry. Golden syrup can be replaced by treacle.

Anzac Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is the kiwi version of this. The Edmonds top 20. These biscuits were baked during the first world war for the soldiers. There are no eggs in these biscuits and use ingredients we usually have in the pantry. Golden syrup can be replaced by treacle.

ANZAC Biscuits with Almonds

Rating: 4 stars 15
This is a great variation of a traditional Australian biscuit.

Australian Federation Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This year is the Centenary of Federation of Australia, and this recipe was provided by the great-granddaughter of Henry and Isabella Parkes (your equivalent of a first lady). In Australia, we call them biscuits, rather than cookies, but they are well worth trying.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Crispy Ginger Biscuits
Rating: Unrated 2
Great for tea parties. Crisp without being crumbly. Uses crystallized rather than fresh or preserved ginger.
Rose Pavlova Cakes
Rating: Unrated 1
Try out these rose-flavored pavlova mini cakes for any celebration or holiday. You can store them in an airtight container for several days (without whipping cream) and decorate them whenever you want.