Friday, March 13, 2009


So I made home made cookies today. Yeah it's not really a drawing of any kind. But! These cookies are fun. I pulled out my cook book from the 50's and was craving cookies. So I said I'll make whatever cookie I can with the ingredients I have on hand. The cookie I found was called an Anzac. It sounded really exotic, but the recipe wasn't. So I looked them up! As it turns out it stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps. They were invented down under and a bit above under during WWII. So the next time you're watching "Flight of the Conchords" have your friends over and you can make this very easy to make cookie and get into the spirit of things! :)
Anzac Cookie

You will need:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp boiling water
1 1/2 tsps baking soda

preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl: flour, sugar, rolled oats, and coconut. In a small frying pan melt the butter and add the maple syrup, combine thoroughly. Take your boiling/hot water and combine it with the baking soda, then add it to the butter/syrup mixture, and then when cooled a bit add to the dry ingredients. Stir thoroughly, and if the mixture seems a bit crumble add a tiny bit more water, only a few drops should work. Grease a cookie sheet and make tbsp sized dollops, with enough space between the cookies for them to expand. Cook each batch for about 20 minutes. Let cool and then you're done! (this recipe comes from The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking, which if you can get your hands on it, is an awesome cook book.) 


Jen Prokopowicz said...

they look goooood, crrlyn.
I'll have to try making them. without coconut.

Carolyn said...

Thanks Jen! They're mighty tastey. After they're done cooking they taste like peanut butter. It's weird. :)