ANZAC Biscuits: Five of our Favourite Recipes

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It's one easy recipe every Aussie should know: how to make ANZAC biscuits.

One of the simplest things to bake, and made with a few basic pantry ingredients, these delicious sweet treats have stood the test of time. Originating in World War I as a care-package staple sent to soldiers abroad, that biscuits became a wartime favourite because they did not spoil quickly, had a long shelf-life and could withstand transportation. Thus started a tradition of enjoying ANZAC biscuits and a cuppa to commemorate our diggers.

The evolution of this humble cookie now includes varying textures and modern twists, but we've found five of the best ANZAC biscuits to make sure you can bake up a storm with your family this ANZAC Day public holiday and beyond!

ANZAC Biscuits

1. Chewy ANZAC Biscuits

Chewy Anzac biscuits recipe from Taste
Super simple and oh-so-yummy, these Chewy ANZAC biscuits are a family favourite

For those that like their bickies on the softer side, this is the only recipe you will ever need! With just a few simple ingredients, these Chewy ANZAC Biscuits from are super easy to make with kids and have a deliciously chewy, gooey texture they will love. 

Try the Chewy ANZAC Biscuit Recipe from Taste.

2. Crunchy ANZAC Biscuits

Crunchy Anzac biscuits
A classic, crunchy ANZAC goes down a treat with a cup of tea to dunk in! 

Rumour has it the classic ANZAC biscuit of old was crispy and crunchy, which is, in fact, ideal for dunking into that afternoon cup of tea and celebrating the strong spirit of our veterans.

The trick to a crunchy ANZAC biscuit is to bake them a little longer than the chewy version and allow them to get crunchy as they cool. This recipe from New Idea Food will show you how to get the perfect result.

Try the Crunchy ANZAC Biscuit Recipe from New Idea Food.

3. Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

Healthy ANZAC Biscuit by Teresa Cutter.
Do some guilt-free family baking this ANZAC Day with a healthy biscuit recipe!

We love this healthy ANZAC biscuit incarnation from The Healthy Chef herself, Teresa Cutter. 

Rather than loading the mixing bowl with lots of white flour and sugar, this dairy-free alternative relies on rolled oats, wholemeal flour and olive oil to achieve an equally satisfying result, with coconut sugar and maple syrup for sweetness.

Try the Healthy ANZAC Biscuit Recipe by Teresa Cutter.

4. Gluten-free ANZAC Biscuits

No gluten? No worries! Try these Gluten-Free ANZAC biscuits by The Healthy Chef.

The Healthy Chef also has a fantastic gluten-free ANZAC biscuit recipe to ensure that even those on somewhat restrictive diets don't miss out on these tasty treats.

Almonds are the cornerstone of this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe that also claims to boost metabolism, repair muscle and help stabilise blood sugar levels! You can also throw in some pumpkin, sunflower or chia seeds for an extra wellness boost.

Try the Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuit Recipe by Teresa Cutter.

5. Easy ANZAC Biscuits

Donna Hay Anzac Biscuits
For the best easy ANZAC biscuits, try this creation from a best-selling cookbook author!

Donna Hay is the queen of making fabulous food easy, and these gorgeous ANZAC biscuits are no exception.

Using the standard pantry staples, you'll make a whopping 35 biscuits from this recipe, so all your sweet cravings will be sorted. With a crunchy shell and chewy centre, this recipe has just the right balance of flavour and texture.

Try this Easy ANZAC Biscuit Recipe by Donna Hay.

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