As an Ex-Pat, who still calls Australia home it was time I introduced my neighborhood to ANZAC Biscuits. ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. It is said, that the wives of World War I soldiers would send these cookies to their husbands at war. Because they are egg and dairy free, they would not spoil and would travel beautifully.
Light and airy. Crispy and crunchy. What could be bad?
Although my recipe veered a little away from the original, the flavor and texture was incredible. Needless to say, my NY neighborhood loved them.
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- ¾ cup fine shredded coconut
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut, flour and sugar together.
- Over low heat, melt the honey and margarine together in a saucepan. Mix the soda and the boiling water and add to the melted margarine and honey.
- Add honey mixture to the dry ingredients. Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheets lines with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes.
- Be sure to watch them carefully!
- They tend to spread, so be sure to leave lots of room between them on the cookies sheets.
- These freeze beautifully and can easily doubled and tripled.
Recipe loosely adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/anzac-biscuits-i/