Australian Cookies

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

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Anzac Biscuits I

Rating: 4.64 stars
135
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: 4.67 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

Great for tea parties. Crisp without being crumbly. Uses crystallized rather than fresh or preserved ginger.

Apricot Anzac Biscuits

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

Anzac Biscuits III

Rating: 4.58 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: 4.44 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.

Lamingtons

Rating: 4.17 stars
71
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: 4.25 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.

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: 4.67 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.

Anzac Biscuits

Rating: 4.25 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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lamington Bars
Rating: Unrated
5
Australia's famous Lamingtons are squares of sponge cake that are first dipped in chocolate glaze and then in coconut. This cookie version's inside is denser and loaded with toasted almonds.
Anzac Biscuits with Macadamia Nuts
Rating: Unrated
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.
Anzac Biscuits II
Rating: Unrated
11

Crispy Ginger Biscuits

Great for tea parties. Crisp without being crumbly. Uses crystallized rather than fresh or preserved ginger.