These Australian cookies were designed to stay fresh for a long time. They were made to withstand shipping from Australia to battlefields all over the world during World War I.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 36 COOKIES
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup coconut
- ½ cup butter
- 2½ tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and coconut.
Melt butter and honey, stirring until mixed. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water; add to honey mixture.
Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture; blend with your hands. Form in walnut-sized balls; place on cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake 12–15 minutes. Cool completely.
Not Just a Cookie…
Anzac biscuits are not just any cookie. They are the sweet part of a traditional Australian holiday that is much like Memorial Day. On Anzac Day, people all over the country take the time to remember and honor those brave men that died during the Battle at Gallipoli. It was a devastating defeat for the Australian and New Zealand Forces. ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps.