Macadamia ANZAC Biscuits

Hello Dear Reader,

The boys went fishing for the weekend and I wanted to make something sweet that was easy to carry and would taste yummy. I have made this recipe many times before and it is so delicious with the addition of macadamias, they add a lovely crunch and nuttiness to the already, fabulous biscuits. Did you know that the original ANZAC biscuits where made to be sent to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops overseas and were made to last a long time, even though they were made with longevity in mind they are absolutely delicious, crunchy and full of goodness. Give them a go, I think you will love them.

My darling Mum made these, minus the macadamias, when we were young, for school lunches, she would purposely almost burn a tray, just for me, as I liked them really well done, they would taste like dark toffee, YUM!

Ingredients for Macadamia ANZAC Biscuits, clockwise from top right-
1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup macadamias, chopped, 2 tablespoons golden syrup, 100 grams butter, 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda, 1 tablespoon hot water, 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1 cup rolled oats, 3/4 cup plain flour

Preheat oven to 175C and line two trays with baking paper. In a bowl, add the rolled oats, brown sugar, macadamias and coconut and mix well. In a small saucepan melt together the butter and golden syrup
Mix together the bicarb soda and hot water

And add the bicarb mixture to the melted butter and golden syrup

Let it bubble and froth and give it a good stir

Add the frothy butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well

Biscuit mixture ready to be rolled and baked

Roll small walnut size balls of biscuit mixture and flatten slightly with your fingers. Leave room around each biscuit as they will spread and flatten out

Bake at 175 C for 15 minutes, but keep an eye on them as, you know, every oven is different. Fresh from the oven they will still be very soft so let them cool on the tray for 10 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining mixture

What did your Mum make for school lunches?

One Year Ago


  1. My hubby would love these, Fiona. Biscuits and macadamia nuts are two of his favourite things! My Mum used to make Peanut Butter Crinkles (back before the widespread banning of nuts to help protect those who have severe reactions). They were delicious and I still love them! Meg:)

  2. I'm the complete opposite as I like my biscuits soft and chewy!!


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