Soldiers from Australia and New Zealand were known as Anzacs ( World war 1 ). The folks at home those days were in a bit of a quandary when it came to sending care packages to their loved ones in the army. Ships moved slowly, and food items tended to spoil. Finally, a group of women came up with a recipe for a nutritious, sweet biscuit (In this case, the word biscuit is used in the British sense, for a small cookie) that did not contain eggs and would weather the journey in good shape. And that's where these recipes have their roots !
Oven Temp 160C - Bake 12-15 Minutes.
1 Cup Flour.
1 Cup Quaker Oats.
3/4th Cup Brown Sugar.
1 Cup Grated Coconut ( Use large size hole ).
100 Grams Almonds ( Broken into bits ).
50 Grams Rasins ( Pref cut into 2 ).
100 Grams Butter
2 Tablespoons Oil.
1/2 Teaspoon Cooking Soda
3 Tablespoon Hot Water.
NIcely combine all the dry ingredients ( except for the soda ). Melt butter , add hot water , stir well then add soda . Blend the butter mixture into the dry ingredients . Everything should be well combined .
Make small balls- 2/3d size of golf balls , lightly flatten the tops and place at a distance in a well greased baking tray or into individual small moulds and bake 12-15 minutes , till golden brown . When done take out of the oven .Place baking tray on a rack for 5 minutes to cool , then transfer cookies onto a wire rack , to completely cool down .
The cookies will harden as they cool and are chewy and delicious !
This recipe normally calls for Golden Syrup , I had none and I don't think it made a difference .