On April 25, those who live down under celebrate ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day. Comparable to the U.S. Memorial Day, ANZAC Day is a time to reflect and remember those who served their country…and to get together and eat! Historically, it’s said that these ANZAC cookies (or biscuits as they are natively called) were sent by the wives of servicemen overseas because they keep well. And they’re delicious…and super easy to make. All of the things that we love!
These little babies are buttery, chewy and delicious. They are a great cookie if you want to try something new and nom something sweet and subtle. This recipe was adapted from one of my Aussie friends, Melanie Venn, who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Enjoy!
Photos by Lauren Jones
Australian ANZAC Cookies
Pre-heat oven to 350° F; line two baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the flour, rolled oats, shredded coconut, and brown sugar together in a large mixing
bowl; set aside.
Put the butter, water and corn syrup in small saucepan. Over medium heat, stir the ingredients until melted. Once melted, add the baking soda. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredient mixture and stir together with a wooden spoon until combined.
Roll heaping tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Using a fork, press rolled balls to flatten slightly. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Once out of the oven, set aside baking sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer cookies to wire cooling racks.
Lauren is a travel guru with a ceaseless case of wanderlust. She’s traveled around the world quite a few times where she’s dined on everything from alligator to zebra. Now that she has settled in the District, she’s always on a quest for the next culinary marvel (fried chicken and donuts, anyone?). She enjoys all things that include carbs, cheese and sauce and never says no to a good beer. If she’s not working in the travel industry by day or going to grad school by night you might spy her at a food truck or roasting a leg of lamb in her kitchen.