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Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

Crunchy oatmeal and golden syrup biscuits (cookies). The biscuits were a favourite for the folks back home to send their men in times of war, hence the name. (Anzac = Australia/ New Zealand Army Corp)


4 oz butter or margarine
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup (4 oz) plain flour
1 cup (8 oz) sugar


Melt butter and golden syrup over gentle heat, add mixed boiling water and bicarbonate of soda. Pour into mixed dry ingredients and blend well.

Dropped teaspoons of mixture onto a greased tray. Bake in a slow oven (300 degrees F/150 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Cool on trays for a few minutes. Remove and store in airtight containers when cool.

Makes about 4 dozen.