Recipe: Anzac biscuits

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: About 24 cookies


Note: Golden syrup is available at British import stores, health food stores and well-stocked markets. Unsweetened shredded coconut is available at health food stores.

1 cup flour

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

3/4cup light brown sugar, packed

1/2teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly butter 2 baking sheets and set aside.

2. Combine the flour, coconut, oatmeal, brown sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and blend well.

3. Combine the syrup and butter in a small saucepan over a medium flame and heat until the butter melts. Dissolve the baking soda in one-fourth cup boiling water and stir into the syrup mixture. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the liquids in. Stir until well mixed.

4. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving about 3 inches between them. Flatten slightly. Bake until just set, 15 minutes. Using a spatula, immediately transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.

Each cookie: 135 calories; 2 grams protein; 17 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 7 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 10 mg. cholesterol; 108 mg. sodium.