Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

These biscuits are baked for Anzac Day (April 25), a memorial tribute to the soldiers killed in World War I. Anzac is an acronym for the combined Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Although called a biscuit in Australia and New Zealand, they are actually what Americans would call a cookie. From Better Home and Gardens. Posted for ZWT5.

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
  3. In a mixer bowl beat butter on medium speed of an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and milk; beat well.
  5. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture and beat till well combined.
  6. Stir in raisins, nuts, and candied cherries.
  7. Drop dough from a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till done. Cool on a wire rack.