Happy Australia Day

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!


ANZAC Biscuits

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



8 Responses to “Happy Australia Day”

  1. seemownay Says:

    Oh – Bunzlauer Porzellan. I love that too. Do you also have the recipe in German measurements? The cookies look great – so I’d like to try them.

  2. Sarah Says:

    Agghhh, so nice to read from over here in Australia, and all about Australia Day. Good to see you posted the meaning of those ANZAC bikkies too!

  3. Kiva, Southern Girl Musings Says:

    Our local paper had these cookies (biscuits) in there holiday cookie recipes and a friend made them for my cookie swap – yummy!!!!! 🙂

  4. jessi nagy Says:

    happy A day!

  5. laeroport Says:

    I love Anzac biscuits. I may have to add those to my to do list this week. What cha got up your sleeve for Kansas Day?

  6. Alicia P. Says:

    Yumm! Both the cookies and the plate 🙂

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