Preheat oven to 180°C
Combine flour, oats,
coconut and sugar in a bowl.
Melt butter and Golden
Syrup (or honey) in a saucepan over a low heat. Mix baking soda with water
and add to butter and Golden Syrup. Let cool slightly. Pour liquids into
dry ingredients and mix well.
Spoon dollops of mixture,
about the size of a walnut shell, onto a greased tin leaving as much space
again between dollops to allow for spreading.
Bake in a preheated 180°C
(350° F) oven, for 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and seal in
recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com
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Bryan Wilson has kindly sent us this information: "While it's true the biscuits and cookies are the same thing, ANZAC
biscuits are NEVER called cookies and the name is actually protected
under Australian law.
In 1994 a general policy relating to biscuit products was adopted. The
policy recognises that the names "Anzac biscuit" and "Anzac slice" have
been in general use in Australia for many years, recipes appear in many
cookbooks and biscuits are sold at numerous small fetes and fundraising
Approvals for the word 'Anzac' to be used on biscuit products have been
given on the proviso that the product generally conforms to the
traditional recipe and shape, is not advertised in any way that would
play on Australia's military heritage, and is not used in association
with the word 'cookies', which is considered to have non-Australian
In any other circumstance, to use the term ANZAC (an acronym for
Australian New Zealand Army Corps) would require permission from the
Minister for Veterans' Affairs.
So , although cookies and biscuits mean the
same thing in Australia... ANZACs are NEVER cookies.
Some other notes about the ANZAC biscuits... they were originally made
by the wives of soldiers during World War I to be sent to their husbands
in battle. Since the ingredients were chosen for their long life (hence
being able to make it from Australia to Europe and still be edible) they
are also used by bushwalkers as emergency food and are still included in
military ration packs."
Anzacs relate to soldiers biscuits.
Thank you, Brian, for this wonderful information.