These seemed to transport well from your apartment upstairs to my car downstairs this morning. What a delightful way to start my morning. Way to bribe me to drive you to the farmer’s market more often. it worked. next week? same time same place?
They must be pretty easy—I get home ten minutes late from work and there’s a whole tray of cookies waiting for me! Go, New Zealand. Maybe we should each bring them to work and see how well they transport via interoffice mail.
My Mother offered me an Anzac she’d made with a cup of tea just yesterday afternoon whilst I was on the verandah here in Brisbane, Australia painting away happily! Yours do look fab…I tell you, they vary a great deal depending on the cook …its not just the recipe, but the day, how long in the oven…all that! And then there’s the shape…yours are so lovely looking…but I quite like the curious phenomenon of Australian mothers in a rush hurriedly lining up lots of dough on trays which come out of the oven kind of formed into odd shaped square biscuits (our name for cookies)that have merged into each other and have to be cut to separate! I’ve had a lot of these in my time and there’s much nostalgia in this deviant variety for me. The story behind this cookie/ biscuit for us in OZ & NZ is a poignant one. One of Mel Gibson’s early films ‘Gallipoli’ refers to one of the saddest times in our Military history in WWI. So the Anzac holds a very special place in our hearts!
The lore is true, these are my husband’s platoon’s favorite cookies. I sent him two dozen for his birthday and he got just one before everyone else gobbled them up. It took 11 days for them to get there (ziploc vacuum bags). Can’t wait to try yours, always like using whole wheat in deserts, but use golden syrup instead of honey if you can find it!!
I made them yesterday & boy am I glad I did. They are fantastic!! Mine look just like yours and the texture is soft yet a little chewy from the oats and the coconut…just what I look for in a cookie. My 16 year old son, Collin, asked me, “What did you say they’re called?” When I told him ANZAC biscuits, he said, “Do you know what ANZAC is?” And I told him, “Yeah, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.” He said, “No, mom, it’s the name of the guild I used to belong to in World of Warcraft!” He played online with some players from New Zealand. Anyway, thanks for the great recipe. He and my husband love them, and my son doesn’t even like coconut.
My weekend obsession is a cappucino and large anzac biscuit at my local cafe. These are honestly the best ANZAC’s I’ve ever tasted (this is a grand statement considering ANZACs are traditional fare here in New Zealand). I think that the secret ingedient is dried cranberries…Mmmm
You not only have one big fan (me), but EIGHT lovers of these tasty biscuits. I made them the other day while at the beach with a houseful of family members…and all of them couldn’t get enough of these cookies. 10 out of 10. Love the chewiness of the coconut and oats, the butter (say no more) and the honey is a delicious touch. I may jsut have to make these for my next supperclub – thank you!
Hello! These are wonderful cookies! I have made them twice for my coworkers and my husband’s. I have noticed that I’m having trouble with the dough though, it just won’t stick together very well! Any suggestions?
i am not much of a baker or a cook but i absolutely adore your blog, and this entry in particular compelled me to pick up shredded coconut from the store and roll up my sleeves. i had trouble getting the dough to stick so i tried putting a teensy bit of applesauce in there, that helped. they are deliiiicious, thank you so much of all the pretty/yummy inspiration! <3
Wow, just eating one of your cookies in Sydney now and give this ANZAC cookie receipe a 10/10, simple and great results, even though I had to cheat with using 1/2cup of self raising flour due to short supply of plain flour. Best results to date, the kids love them. Thanks Mate!