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 🙂
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?
- 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.
- 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?
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?
I pretty much followed this recipe with approximate US conversion.