ANZAC Cookie Mix In A Jar

A super simple recipe that can be presented in a jar, perfect for gifting for Mother’s Day.

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Mum makes the best ANZAC cookies so I thought this year, I’d share her super simple yet delicious ANZAC biscuit recipe. This recipe is the best ANZAC biscuit recipe I’ve ever tried. Unlike store bought ANZAC cookies, these are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside and taste like caramel! With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to put my own spin on it by layering the dry ingredients in a jar to create a gorgeous gift for her this Mother’s Day.

The key to making delicious ANZAC biscuits is using good quality sugars. I always look forward to the heavenly taste of golden syrup. Most of you will know Chelsea Sugar, as it has become one of New Zealand’s most beloved and iconic brands and is always a staple in Mum’s pantry. For this recipe I used both their Soft Brown Sugar and their Golden Syrup in a tin. No doubt you’ll easily recognise their signature tin which holds their original recipe created in 1884!

For creating the ANZAC biscuit mix in a jar, this jar from The Warehouse works perfectly plus it’s only $3! It’s a 650ml clip top jar which is secure, easy to access and the wide base makes the layers look beautiful. I then used twine to tie around the top for a homemade feel and gift tag which include the following:

“Add 3 tbsp golden syrup + 1/2 cup of melted butter. Mix all the ingredients together and roll into balls 1 tbsp in size. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes”

ANZAC Cookie Mix (In A Jar)

Recipe created by Ari Eats
Makes 20 biscuits

Prep time: 5
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Chelsea Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup oats

Wet ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Chelsea Golden Syrup
  • 125 grams butter, melted

Special equiptment

  • 650ml cliptop jar or similar
  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine until well incorporated.
  3. Take one tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball.
  4. Place the balls at least 4cm apart on a lined baking tray and flatten with a fork.
  5. Place in the oven and cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Biscuit Mix In A Jar
  1. Take the jar and layer in flour and baking soda. Take something heavy, like a salt shaker to compact this layer. Top with brown sugar and even the layer. Layer with shredded coconut followed by oats. Secure the lid and tie with twine, add printable gift tag.
Make it Vegan

You can easily make this recipe vegan, and you don’t even have to change the dry mix gift! Simply substitute the melted butter for a melted vegan margarine such as Olivani. I tried out this version on ANZAC day and made these with my 7-year-old cousin. They tasted great – the only difference you’ll find is their appearance is more of a crumbly home-made biscuit style.

Leave a comment below letting me know what’s your favourite kind of biscuit/cookie to bake or eat is!




  1. adela bright
    21st April, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Hi ARI, LOVE THIS POST!! Will DEFINITELY be stealing this idea for present ideas coming up!! my FAVORITE time of biscuit is mellowpuffs…mmmmm

  2. 24th April, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Love those anzac bickies (my favorites). Great idea for the mother’s day gift.

  3. 24th April, 2016 / 6:39 am

    These cookies look so yummy! And I never thought to make the mix as a gift!

  4. 24th April, 2016 / 6:47 am

    These look wonderful! I’ve never had them , but sure am tempted to make a batch right now!

  5. elsie
    25th April, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    i can never find this golden syrup in a tin. i looked out for it today but bought a bottle instead. i will be making these tonight 😀

  6. Anne
    26th April, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I tried this out tonight and even went and bought the golden syrup. They were so yummy. A great recipe Ari thanks!

  7. 27th April, 2016 / 10:58 am

    What a gorgeous idea! They sound just like my kind of ANZAC biscuit – crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I totally want to do this for my mum this Mother’s Day 🙂

  8. Joanne
    8th May, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    My favourite is Anzac biscuits too….yum

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