Delicious Australian Federation Biscuits Recipe

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Delicious Australian Federation Biscuits Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 29, 2023

Learn how to make the famous Australian Federation Biscuits with this easy and delicious recipe. These biscuits are a classic Australian treat, filled with oats, coconut, and golden syrup. They are perfect for afternoon tea or as a lunchbox snack. Enjoy the rich, caramel flavor and crumbly texture of these homemade biscuits!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, coconut, and brown sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter and golden syrup until well combined.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in 2 tablespoons of boiling water and add it to the butter mixture. Stir well.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms.
  6. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • The Australian Federation Biscuits were named after the federation of Australia in 1901.
  • These biscuits were a popular snack for soldiers during World War I.
  • The use of golden syrup gives these biscuits their distinct caramel flavor.