Do you have a special little one who loves to help you in the kitchen?  These super easy “mixed in the saucepan” ANZAC Biscuits are a winner!  Your little one will not only love helping you make them but will enjoy eating them once they’re cooked!  The mixture makes 26-28 biscuits creating snacks for morning and afternoon teas!

Making ANZAC Biscuits is also an opportunity to share with your little one the special significance of ANZAC Day, and how ANZAC biscuits were made and eaten at fetes, galas, parades and other public events here in NZ to raise funds for the war effort. 


125g butter

2 tablespoons cold water

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup long-thread coconut

1 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 160 deg C. Line 2 oven trays with non-stick baking paper.

Put the butter, cold water and golden syrup in a medium to large saucepan over a moderate heat and melt the butter, almost bringing the mixture to the boil. Add the baking soda and remove from the heat. Mix in the dry ingredients until well combined.

Roll the mixture into small walnut-sized balls and place on the prepared trays. Press flat with a fork, allowing a little room between each for the biscuits to spread.

Bake for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. These will keep in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

Makes 26-28 biscuits.

Credits: Recipe from "It's Easier than you Think Simple & Delicious recipes from the Cook School" by Jo Seagar