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Holiday Cookie Countdown: Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits It is so rare that the military inspires excellent food – but that’s exactly what happened with Australia and New Zealand’s Anzac biscuits. These rolled oat cookies were developed during World War I when mothers, wives, sisters, and friends wanted to send a delicious treat to their men in the military.

Even its name – Anzac – comes from the Australia New Zealand Army Corps.

Because of this close association, the Australian government closely monitors the use of name and the cookies are often manufactured and sold as a fundraiser for veterans.

Fortunately, the cookies are delicious and travel well so bake up a batch for your far-flung friends and relatives!

Get the recipe from Cooking Clarified here. We’ll be posting┬ámore holiday cookies from around the world as we count down to Hannukah and Christmas.

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Cookies 19: Chocolate Oat Cookies

Australia’s chocolate oat cookies are not only festive and easy to make, they also travel extremely well.

If you’re baking cookies to send to friends or family far away, these cookies may be just the thing for you.

Here’s a recipe for Anzac biscuits – also known as Australian chocolate oat cookies -from Allrecipes.com. These cookies are also widely made in New Zealand.

Chocolate Oat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets. Mix quick oats, flour, coconut, brown sugar, and ginger in a bowl. With your fingers, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in boiling water. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, and stir in the golden syrup to combine. Pour in the dissolved baking soda, and pour the mixture into the well in the dry ingredients. Stir lightly until just combined; drop by rounded tablespoon about 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

 

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