Anzac biscuit cookies

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In my Trace Bake’s group, I asked for favorite cookie recipes, this one was submitted from my mom! Simple, easy and delicious. But when I heard about this cookie, I was skeptical. But it reminded me of a very wise saying, “never judge a book by it’s cover.” They are delicious. So much so, Brad took a few to work and he received so many compliments, so much so, someone asked if they could buy some of these for an upcoming party! That’s saying a lot.

I added a few extras (as I always do) to make them my own. These cookies could easily use organic coconut oil instead of butter, stevia baking sugar substitute and agave syrup to make them a healthier snack.  I added ground cinnamon found in a classic American oatmeal cookie and added yummy pecans.  My mom said that she has added all sorts of things and they are just as delicious each and every time.  She stated, “I have added raisins,almonds, pecans, whatever I had in the cupboard it was always yummy!!!”

Brad thought they should either have a bit more sugar (they only 1/2 cup) or more salt. So that it doesn’t impede on the baking soda, I suggest we try sprinkling a bit of sea salt on top of the dough, just before you place them in the oven. I definitely like them the way they are, but a bit of salt is always delicious atop a sweet cookie.

So what are Anzac biscuits?  Here I what I found on Wikipedia. An Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit, popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter (or margarine), golden syrup, baking soda, boiling water, and (optionally) desiccated coconut.[1] Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I.

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The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.[2] Today, Anzac biscuits are manufactured commercially for retail sale.

Biscuits issued to soldiers by the Army, referred to as “Anzac tiles” or “Anzac wafers”, differ from the popular Anzac biscuit. Anzac tiles and wafers were hard tack, a bread substitute, which had a long shelf life and were very hard.[3]

Here is the recipe! And as always, Enjoy the Bake!

Trace

Anzac biscuit cookies

1 heaping cup Rolled Oats

1 heaping cup Coconut

1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon golden syrup, (I have used molasses)

2 tablespoons hot water

1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved into water

1 stick butter,melted

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup of gently crushed pecans

Mix all together and drop by spoon onto greased pan

Bake at 325 for 15 to 20 min. until crisp

Anzac biscuit cookies Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.6g 10%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Total Sugars 4.3g
Protein 1.5g
Vitamin D 2mcg 9%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 36mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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