Food & Drink Magazine

Chewy Anzac Biscuits

By Zoebakeforhappykids @bake4happykids
&version;Love baking Anzac biscuits for the coming Anzac day?
... but hate the fact that there is so many Anzac biscuit recipes from cookbooks and Google search and you don't know which is the one that is good enough for you!!!
If you are looking for a perfect recipe that makes good crispy Anzac biscuits, I have a great recipe to share in my previous post at here.
If you are looking for a perfect recipe that makes good Anzac biscuits that are both crispy and chewy, I have another great recipe for you...

chewy crispy anzac biscuits cookies

Chewy Anzac Biscuits

Knowing my baking chemistry well enough, I have managed to derive a slightly less sweet and more chewy Anzac biscuits recipe and this is what I did:
1) Use plain flour, not self raising flour. Baking the biscuits for self raising flour will make the them puff up more and becoming less chewy.
2) More oat will make the cookies more chewy and so I have adjusted the proportion of oats:flour to be 1:1 by weight (not cup) measurement. With the addition of more oat, the cookies are obviously less sweeter.
3) Use brown sugar, not caster sugar. And reduce the proportion of brown sugar:flour to be 1:1 by weight (not cup) measurement. Brown sugar are moister than caster sugar and will make the biscuits moister. And the reduced sugar added will make the biscuits less crispy.
4) Do not over-bake the biscuits! These biscuits are ready when they turns slightly firm at the edges and still soft in their middle.
5) Sad to say... Chewy cookies don't really keep well! If you prefer your Anzac biscuits to be the most chewy, I reckon they are the best to be consumed on the day of bake. On the next day or two, the biscuits will stay chewy but not as good when they are freshly baked.

"Mum, I like these chewy Anzac biscuits more..." said my son after he tasted both crispy (recipe from here) and these chewy Anzac biscuits.

"Mmm... I like both!!!" And we were happily munching our Anzac biscuits.

chewy crispy anzac biscuits cookies

These Anzac biscuits are crispy at their outside and chewy in their middle.

chewy crispy anzac biscuits cookies

Can see the difference?
These chewy biscuits are not as "puffy" as my previous crispy biscuits.

It's easy!!! ... Just like how I baked the crispy Anzac biscuits at here and here's a video showing how I baked these chewy Anzac biscuits.

Here's the recipe that is adapted from my previous crispy Anzac biscuits post.

Makes about 20 cookies

75g (1/2 cup) all purpose / plain flour
75g (1/3 cup plus 5 tsp) light brown sugar
75g (3/4 cup) old-fashioned rolled oats, not instant
25g (1/4 cup) fine desiccated coconut
1/4 tsp salt
60g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
15g (1 tbsp) water
25g (1 tbsp) golden syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 180°C/350ºF. Line baking trays with baking paper.

Sift flour into a large mixing bowl. Use a spoon or spatula to mix in brown sugar, oats, desiccated coconut and salt, breaking clumps of brown sugar while mixing until all are well combined.

Add butter, water and golden syrup in a saucepan. Cook mixture until the butter is completely melted. Remove mixture from heat. Do not boil mixture!

Add baking soda very slowly into the melted butter, bit by bit. Just in case that the melted butter is too hot and the mixture will froth crazily and will make a mess in your kitchen!

Pour the butter mixture into the oat mixture and use a spoon or spatula to mix until all are well moistened. If you think that your mixture is dry, you can let mixture rest for about 10-15 mins at room temperature and it will moisten the mixture further. Do not over-mix!

Roll tablespoonfuls of into balls and arrange the balls onto the prepared tray with about 5 cm (2 inches) apart. Flatten the balls slightly and bake for 12 mins or until the biscuits are golden brown and firm at the edges. Do not over-bake the biscuits. Allow biscuits to cool slightly in the baking trays for about 10 mins. Transfer biscuits onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve and enjoy.

Best to consume these chewy biscuits on the same day of bake. Or store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Do not store the biscuits for more than 5 days as they will lose their chewiness after prolonged period of storage.

Happy BakingPlease support me and like me at Facebook...

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Video: SalomonTV Takes Us on a Dream Trip to Nepal

    Video: SalomonTV Takes Dream Trip Nepal

    If you could go on a dream trip, where would it be? For trail runner Tyler Courville, it would be a visit to Nepal to go running with National Geographic... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Kungfujedi
  • 5 Ice Cream Shops Keeping Chicago Cool This Summer

    Cream Shops Keeping Chicago Cool This Summer

    There’s no better sweet treat during summertime than ice cream. When the sun is out and temperatures climb higher, warm desserts just can’t compete. Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Urbanmatter Chicago
  • Coqui Coqui Residences

    Coqui Residences

    The chill and laid back subtle bohemian modern rustic elegance of the Coqui Coqui residences is undoubtedly the best way to drift away on a hectic Tuesday... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Myparadissi
  • First Look: Christian Actress Meagan Good In Election Night Romance

    First Look: Christian Actress Meagan Good Election Night Romance

    ChristianNews We have the first look pics of Christian actress Meagan Good in an election night romance drama starring opposite Omari Hardwick. Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Firstladyb
  • Sedo Weekly Sales Led by

    Sedo released their weekly sales and was the top sale at $30,000. sold for $27,000. Songs and movies have both been titled Only You, so thi... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Worldwide
  • Combining Posts

    Combining Posts

    Due to illness (not mine) it's been a while since I've been out either on the patch or further afield, today I finally made it out for a morning stroll around... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Ashley Crombet-Beolens
  • Sir Roger Moore – Always Living in the Fast Lane…

    Roger Moore Always Living Fast Lane…

    Today at the age of 89 years, the film actor and former "James Bond", Sir Roger Moore passed away, after a short battle with cancer. He was the longest serving... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Solarisastro