Today, Australians are celebrating what is great about Australia. So I will join in and celebrate what I know to be great about Australia, my dear friend Andrea. I was lucky enough to meet her while we were both living in Germany. She is a kind, smart and generous woman. Our little girl is named after her darling daughter. Andrea and her sweet family touched our family in so many special ways and gave us so many happy memories.
So in her honor I will share her recipe for ANZAC biscuits, a famous Australian cookie. These are delicious–crunchy yet chewy!
1 Cup Rolled Oats
¾ Cup desiccated coconut (I use sweetened flaked)
1 Cup flour
1 Cup sugar
½ Cup butter
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup (I use light corn syrup)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons boiling water
- Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.
- Melt syrup and butter together.
- Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter and syrup. Add this to dry ingredients.
- Place 2 teaspoons or a tablespoon of mixture on a greased baking tray.
- Blake in a slow (150 C or 300F) oven for 20 minutes. Watch carefully as they quickly burn if left too long. (I baked mine about 15 minutes)
Andrea’s Footnote: ANZAC stands for Australia, New Zealand Army Corp. These cookies were sent across the world to the young soldiers fighting in World War I. They store well!
Makes 2-3 dozen