Anzac biscuits with vintage typewritten recipe

ANZAC biscuits are an institution. Golden, chewy and buttery biscuits which spark nostalgia and pay tribute to the returned and fallen Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women and the women, children and men who kept the home fires burning while supporting those on the front line with care packs of these long life, high energy snacks.


Place into a saucepan:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda.

Heat until mixture froths, adding the bicarbonate soda last. 

Add to mixture: 

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of coconut 

Mix all together, and place balls of mix flattened with a fork on a greased or lined tray. Bake in a moderate oven (set to 180⁰ Celsius or 350⁰ Fahrenheit) for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. 

Dietary needs 

There are some very easy substitutions for gluten, dairy-free and vegan options you can make, like swapping oats with quinoa or rice flakes, flour for gluten-free flour or almond meal and olive oil or Nuttelex/margarine for butter, so experiment and see what works best for you and your family's dietary needs.

Other recipes

Some other great recipes we have found online that you might like to try:

Ways to commemorate at home

Do some family research

Platforms like offer free trials, and they often expand the collections available at peak times like Anzac and Remembrance Days.

If you have an ANZAC in your family tree, why not look them up and see what you can find about them? Or you might even discover one you didn't know about! 

Watch ABC TV or iview

While some people are attending marches and dawn services this year, some are still unable to due to strict ticketing and crowd control of these events and continued lockdowns in WA.

This year, just like every year, no matter where you may be, you can find all your Anzac Day coverage on the national broadcaster, the ABC. 

To acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemen and women, you can watch ABC’s live broadcast of the National Commemorative Service from 5:30 am this Anzac Day. This will include a minute silence around 6 am, so you can pay your respects wherever you may be; in your living room, at the end of your driveway, on your balcony or at your farm gate. 

Marches and services are being televised, so watch them live on ABC TV or catch them later on iview. 

Go to Channel 20 on your television or visit

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest we forget. 

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