Chewy coconut cookies (Anzac biscuits)
- August 2019
- Makes 25
- Hands-on time 15 min, oven time 15 min
In Australia, Anzac Day (on 25 April) is commemorated with these biscuits. 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.
The crisp-around-the-edges and chewy-in-the-centre biscuits have great dunkability, making them perfect with a cup of tea.
- 5.7g (3.7g saturated)
- 14.1g (7.1g sugars)
These will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
These delicious chewy biscuits, popular in Australia and New Zealand, are associated with the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs), established in World War I. The biscuits were baked by women’s groups and sent to soldiers serving abroad, from ingredients that didn’t spoil easily and were readily available (hence the omission of eggs, which were hard to come by). They’re often baked to mark Anzac Day (25 April).
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