Anzac biscuits with a twist

Anzac biscuits with a twist

Anzac biscuits are a classic Australian and New Zealand recipe which originated during world war 1 and are traditionally made to commemorate Anzac day every year.

Originally made by the wives and mothers of soldiers fighting in the war, these biscuits were sent to them in packages and would last several weeks.

A great way to get your grandchildren to participate in this day of history is through this unique cookie jar gift idea. You can prepare the dry ingredients in a transparent jar, along with the instructions about how to make the bikkies. In this way, you are passing on a tradition and getting your grandkids involved in honouring the soldiers who gave their lives for our country. You could also send this gift with some ready-made bikkies and they can make biscuits while eating some. Happy baking!

Matt’s Anzac biscuits in a jar



1 cup plain flour, sifted
¼ tsp bicarbonate soda
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup rolled oats


  1. Layer the ingredients in the listed order into the bottom of the jar – starting with flour at the bottom and ending with the oats on top. You can use a piece of paper rolled like a funnel if you want to ease the layers into the jar. Take care to press down carefully between each layer so they appear clearly on the sides of the jar (as shown in the photo).
  2. Make a gift tag with the following instructions: Melt 3 tbsp of golden syrup with 125g (1/2 cup) of butter. Roll into balls and press down with a fork. Bake at 180°C conventional (160°C fan-forced) for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  3. Add a lovely personal note along with the instructions and decorate the jar with pretty ribbons, twine or string.