Happy Monday muffins! We made you anzac biscuits!! We know. We're lovely. And you're welcome.
Hmmmm? What's that you say? You've never heard of anzac biscuits??
Well that's odd. You've never had an anzac biscuit? Short for Australia New Zealand Army Corps? Those oh so famous army cookies? Nope? Nothing? Bueller??
Well, we suppose given that most of you lovely readers likely don't live in Australia or New Zealand (guess we're not quite as far along on that global baking blog domination as we thought...) we're not that shocked you've never heard of them before now.
BUT. Now that we're enlightening you on the beauty of this biscuit we expect you all to run along and bake up a batch. They're definitely onto something those Australian and New Zealand-ian (er...) army corps with these cookies. You probably have everything you need in the pantry and they come together in about 10 minutes flat. Plus they're the perfect amount a sweetness to go with anything from a cup of coffee to bowl of ice cream (trust us).
So go! Bake! That's an order!! Sorry...got carried away with the army thing...
Makes 18-20 cookies
Adapted from Donna Hay
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons golden syrup*
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons hot water
*If you can't find golden syrup, substitute 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon molasses and 2 teaspoons light corn syrup.
Preheat oven to 325 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, combine golden syrup & butter and heat until melted. Combine baking soda and water in a small dish and add to the melted butter mixture, stirring to combine. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly with your hands.
Bake for 14-16 minutes, until a deep golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.