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Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

These dark chocolate and stem ginger anzac biscuits are the stuff dreams are made of. The never ending debate around whether or not anzacs should be soft or hard, is kinda boring. Like.. just make a decision guys and adjust your recipe accordingly. 😉 I make them both ways, depending on my mood. The ones pictured here are the softer variety, made with caster sugar and baked for a shorter time.

I prefer the darker ones overall and therefore the recipe below, is for the darker ones.

Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

For super soft and chewy anzacs – use caster sugar.

For dark and crunchy anzacs, use brown sugar and bake a little longer.

I am not going to pretend that these biscuits are healthy. They aren’t. These are a treat for that day off. The kind of treat that will stop you from eating through the entire, naughty aisle at the supermarket.

Social media has been draining recently, hasn’t it? It has been one sad story after the next. Yesterday for example, a young boy (aged 11) committed suicide after allegedly being bullied. My social media feed was full of status updates about the incident. I have so many thoughts on this topic but in short, It’s all so reactive. It’s all about the blame game. Now we want to talk about anti bullying? Now we want to acknowledge that there is a problem? Now we want to put the fire out? Whatever the root cause is, we need to have conversations that go beyond gossip. This is a cry to humanity and a huge wake up call, to set all our differences aside and come up with a solution, a strategy, a way forward that means another child never has to feel so desperate, so alone, so frightened ever again.

Becoming a mum has been one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences of my life but it has also been my most challenging. When someone hurts your child, it hurts your heart. I don’t know how I would cope if anything happened to my child. Our children are not only a blessing, they are truly a light in our homes. I know that i for one, hugged my kids a little tighter yesterday. Let’s cherish them, talk to them, understand them and make them resilient.

We also need to fill our feeds with positive and uplifting news. I am really thinking of coming up with a hashtag to celebrate the good things that are going on around us. As much as it is important to raise awareness of the bad, it drains us and we need to permeate our news feed with an even balance or make it an altogether more positive newsfeed. It is apparent today from the status updates, that so many people are feeling drained/negative which only breeds more of the same. Let’s do the opposite and make social media a happy place again!

 To read about and support the Stand up to Bullying Campaign, Click here.

Anyhow, I am going to move on from this topic because it makes me so sad. Onto some happier thoughts! Recipe for these delicious dark chocolate and stem ginger anzac biscuits can be found below!

Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20


  • 80g plain flour
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 80g unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 60g light brown sugar
  • 1 piece stem ginger grated
  • 1 tsp stem ginger syrup
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 100g dark chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  3. Combine the flour, oats, coconut and sugar in a medium bowl.
  4. Make a well in the middle of the mixture, and add the butter, golden syrup, ginger and syrup. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  5. In a small glass, add the water and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well and stir into the oat bowl.
  6. Roll level tablespoonfuls of the oat mixture into balls and place, about 5cm apart on the trays. Flatten until they about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Break the chocolate into a microwave proof bowl and heat in blasts of 30 seconds until completely melted.
  9. Set aside to cool completely for ten minutes and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top.


For super soft and chewy anzacs - use caster sugar.

For dark and crunchy anzacs, use brown sugar and bake a little longer.

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Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

*Based on 20 biscuits

2 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

  1. If you are in America, social media is MORE then draining…however, your story hit a note with me. In the day, when I was a child, there was only in your face bullying and more, take it out back after school. Of course, in today’s PC world, fighting it out wouldn’t be tolerated, regardless of who started it. But it should be. We have to fight for ourselves. Most importantly though, is a parent needs to make it very clear that, no matter how, or who is bullying you, you must let them know it’s happening. NO MATTER WHAT the reason is for the abuse. And then, as parents you have to back up your promise of “unconditional” love by taking action. Even if that is to remove the computer from the home. Or move. Or home-school. Whatever it takes. It’s too sad this is happening more and more. We need to address it fully. Cheers

    And a good cookie or biscuit makes social media more bearable…

    • Yep I agree. More needs to be done and bullying definitely needs to be addressed! Haha a good cookie makes life a little better instantly! Thank you for dropping by 🙂

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