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Anzac biscuits

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes about 24 cookies
Anzac biscuits
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.

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

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