- Joined Aug 31, 2003
Anzac cookies! I don't know when or where I obtained the recipe for Anzac cookies (oatmeal, shredded coconut, flour, baking powder, sugar, butter & syrup), but they are a lasting success in the sweets department of my small catering business. A lot of clients are curious about the name of this tasty and filling slice. I know that Anzac stands for Australian & New Zealand Army Corps. I also know they fought very heroically in World War I near Gallipoli and I know Australians still commemorate this battle on Anzac Day. But can anybody explain where the Anzac cookies come in? Is there a historic/ original recipe or is every housewife baking her own version. What is their original form, a cookie or a bar or slice. I bake them in a 25cm by 30 cm and 3cm deep Swiss roll pan and cut them in slices of 5 by 6 cm. Is this their original shape? I have been wondering about this for years and hope someone can help me.