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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Dessert, International | 0 comments

Anzac Bikkies

Anzac Bikkies

Are you wondering about the name?

Me too.I thought it was a funny name.So i researched some more.ANZAC is a abbreviation for Australia NewZeland Army Corps. Bikkies are Australian Crispy cookies.Much more hard version of theses bikkies were sent to ANZAC soldiers who were fighting in the war.Now you know the mystery behind the name 🙂

Anzac Bikkies

Anzac Bikkies

Couple of days back,I had my jar of oats sitting at the counter in the morning.My son asked if i am baking cookies.I wasn’t planning on but i changed my mind the moment he asked.So we both joined hands and decided to make cookies in the morning.Reason,i decided to give a try to this cookie so promptly?

measuring and sifting flour

measuring and sifting flour

  • First,i thought,it is a cool name to call ‘cookies’ as ‘bikkies’.
  • I had yet to pin Australia on my global cooking map.So this was a great opportunity for grab.We had fun checking out where it is.

Baking goods

  • It uses some of the ingredients,which i do not regularly use,so it was time to clear up my pantry a bit.Think Molasses,Desiccated coconut.
  • I also liked that it didn’t use eggs and didn’t specify ‘All purpose flour’.I was more confident in using Whole Wheat Pastry flour.I also used coconut sugar.

Word of Advice:If you like your cookies Chewy,like most American cookies are, do NOT try.It is suppose to be crispy.I played with temperature and less timing with different batch,so it was more on Chewy-Crunchy side.Its not an oxymoron,is it?

Baking tools

Verdict: We ate it quickly.So it is a keeper 🙂

  • I like that molasses has not taken over these bikkies.
  • Coconut is subtle and my hubby didn’t notice it.
  • Oats gives it good biting texture and adds to the crunch.(May not be what you are looking for in a cookie but we liked it)
  • I will underbake it next time, at slightly lower temperature then recipe calls for,to make it more chewier then crunchier.You think it will work?
Anzac Bikkies

Anzac Bikkies

I pretty much followed this recipe with approximate US conversion.

Anzac Bikkies


  1. 1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  2. 1 Cup old fashioned rolled oats
  3. 1 cup desiccated coconut(shredded and dried)
  4. 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  5. 1 Stick of Butter
  6. 2 Tablespoons water
  7. 2 Tablespoons Molasses
  8. 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl,sift flour.Add rolled oats,coconut and brown sugar.
  3. In a pot,add butter,water and molasses.
  4. Heat through it until butter is melted.
  5. Take it out from the stove and add baking soda to the butter mixture.
  6. Immediately pour the liquid mix to flour mix bowl.
  7. Stir it will with the spatula
  8. Scoop out cookie in a baking sheet,2 inches apart.Flatten the top of the cookie.
  9. Set it to bake for 9 mins.
  10. Let it cool.Enjoy.

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