Rosemary ANZAC Biscuits

April 21, 2015

   Rosemary ANZAC Biscuits - erinmadethis-10

Each year for ANZAC Day, mum would make the ANZAC Biscuits. Not just any ANZAC Biscuits. They were the Australian Women’s Weekly Recipe Box ANZAC biscuits. Sometimes they would have a little too much bi-carb soda. Sometimes they’d be crunchy. And sometimes they’d be chewy. They were totally unpredictable but totally delicious.

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My preference for Anzac biscuits are always chewy, never bi-carby. Sorry Mum. I’ve gone and made the AWW version of ANZAC Biscuits here for old times sake. This time though, I’ve added a little rosemary because I am always in favour of herbs in baking. They were just as I remember; sweet and nutty but with the lovely floral flavour from the rosemary.

Take it easy with the rosemary here, it can definitely take over. I’d also give dried rosemary a miss. Fresh is best.

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How are you celebrating the Centenary of ANZAC Day this year? Lest we forget.

Rosemary ANZAC Biscuits
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 cup rolled oats
  2. 3/4 cups dessicated coconut
  3. 1 cup plain flour
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons boiling water
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons bi carb soda
  7. 125g unsalted butter
  8. 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  9. 1 teaspoon chopped, fresh rosemary
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a couple of flat baking trays.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, sugar, rosemary and coconut in a bowl.
  3. Place butter and golden syrup in a saucepan and heat on low until melted.
  4. Mix the baking soda and water in a small bowl and add to melted butter mixture.
  5. Mix into dry ingredients to form a dough.
  6. Take equal sized pieces of the dough, roll into balls and place on the lined trays {I used an American tablespoon which is 3 teaspoons}.
  7. Make sure you leave space for spreading.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, longer if you like them crunchy.
  9. Allow to cool on the trays.
Adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly
Adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly
erin made this

18 thoughts on “Rosemary ANZAC Biscuits

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  2. Oana

    The only time I tried Anzac cookies they didn’t turn out as pretty as yours. Taste wise they were fine, cut a bit too crumbly. But seeing yours I might give them a second chance. Lovely photohgraphy, well done!

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  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I made these this morning Erin & they turned out perfectly.. the only thing that I changed was I used brown sugar to give a more caramelised taste and I omitted the cocount and replaced it with crushed walnuts! Just delicious and I so recommend the recipe.

  5. Bec

    I went to a dawn service, ate crappy store bought ANZAC biccies and now wish I made the time to homemake some because these look fantastic!

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