ANZAC biscuits

Mardi Michels
The boys learned how to make ANZAC biscuits this week! Though it’s long been associated with World War 1, the history of the ANZAC biscuit (cookie) can be traced back to Scotland’s famous oat cakes but during World War I, mothers, wives and girlfriends would send food care packages to their men serving in the war, concerned for their nutritional welfare.  The problem was the ships carrying the packages would sometimes take over two months to arrive, so any food had to be edible after that long without refrigeration.  The ANZAC biscuit only contains a few ingredients, none of which spoil quickly (no eggs). We had a great history lesson and made tasty cookies! Get the recipe here.