Chewy Anzac Cookies

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I know, I know, again, such a long lull. Busy with the Christmas preps, baking, and it’s school holidays, so bonding time with my daughter. She is currently asleep on the couch with Deefa our pet dog after we have been playing with Wii and I thought I’d try to use this chance to type up a recipe at least.

I know it’s just December, but I am going to type now my (and my daughter’s) recipe for our Anzac cookies. It’s a very simple recipe, and one that you can do with your children (or your husband if he’s into this sort of thing lol) as a way to bond. And, it doesn’t have to be Anzac day to enjoy this chewy cookies!

It was so easy it was a success on my daughter’s first attempt. So here it goes:

Ingredients:

1 cup (150 grams) plain flour

1 cup (90 grams) rolled oats

1 cup (85 grams dessicated coconut

¾ cup (155 grams) brown sugar

125 grams (half cup) butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1 teaspoon baking soda

What you need to do:

Preheat oven to 160*C (140*C fan forced). Line two or three baking trays with wax paper (depends on the size of your baking tray).

Sift the flour into a bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.

Over a medium heat in a small saucepan, mix together the butter, syrup and 2 tablespoons water and cook until butter is melted. Stir in the baking soda and turn off the heat and continue stirring. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

Measure one spoon of the mixture into balls. Place on the prepared trays, about 5 cm apart. Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake until golden brown, but not longer than 10 minutes. Take out from the oven and leave for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Mixing together

Mixing together

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Flattening with a fork

Flattening with a fork

After baking

After baking

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Yummm... Please ignore mum's ironing board behind me.

Yummm… Please ignore mum’s ironing board behind me.

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