1. Well I don't have four boys but I do have four children (3 girls and 1 boy) so while the wrestling and mud might not be so bad I definitely get the noise level! These look really good and I like your healthy take on them.

  2. Hi Heather – I agree, the noise level in any house with lots of kids is at a high decibel! Glad you like these cookies – they are good!

  3. Thrilled to have taken part on the secret recipe club with you and to discover more blogs.

  4. Ooh those look just perfect! I like that you tried to make them a little healthier, without sacrificing the taste or texture!

  5. I don't happen to have any children, so I tend to eat all the stuff I make. Which is bad…I need to start giving it away! But these cookies sound mighty tasty. I love trying new flavors too. Happy Monday!

  6. So glad you participated this month, your blog is so beautiful! Love the design :) Glad you stuck with the recipe and kept trying, looks like they were definitely worth it!

  7. These cookies look gorgeous. Very nice photography in the last picture. I love Katrina's blog too, it's fun to read about! Welcome to the group 😀

  8. You had me at the first picture! Nothing like a good cookie and the coconut clenches the deal. Spectacular pics!

  9. I have have only 4 kids but at times you'd think there were 10 here!

    I've never tasted these cookies but yours look great! Bet they were yummy.

  10. Coconut and oats sound like a perfect combination in these cookies. YUM! Isn't the Secret Recipe Club fun?!

  11. I'm glad everyone's liking these cookies! What a fun event – great way to meet so many wonderful foodies and bloggers at the same time!

  12. Like you, I love coconut too. In fact its my current favorite these days. I can have anything with coconut and these cookies sound and look great! By the way, thanks for the info on how Anzac cookies got their name (did not know that!)

  13. Beautiful cookies. I'm glad to see that you are also in the Secret recipe club. Hope I'll get to cook one of your recipes sometime soon :-).

  14. I had a lot of fun looking through the recipes for my SRC pick too. We're coconut lovers here too, so these sound great!

  15. So glad to find other coconut lovers! Looking forward to trying out more recipes in future Secret Recipe Club events!

  16. LOVE Katrina too! She is so fantastic! I'm happy to have found your site through SRC – I've wanted to try making Anzac's forever – they look wonderful!

  17. Thanks for baking along with my blog! I thought these were really unique with their ingredients and how easy they were. Nice healthier subs!
    You can't really tell from my blog, but I like making healthy substitutes in things. Then I can have treats with less guilt! 😉

  18. What a great pick from Katrina's blog Jeanette. K and her boys always amaze me, and her cookie posts are wonderful. I love the way you adapted and experimented with the Anzacs … WOW! Just what I love about food blogs – the connect, enthusiasm and camaraderie. Yay for the SRC!

  19. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to try one of Katrina's recipes. She is an amazing baker! That's why this Secret Recipe Club was so fun – I love have the excuse to try other people's beloved recipes! They're tried and true.

  20. I'm glad this doesn't call for eggs; I can't wait to see your gluten-free version and then I can make it for my son. They look yummy!

  21. Thanks Winnie and Anne,
    I'm really glad I had the chance to try these cookies. I'm hoping to post the gluten-free recipe soon (they don't look anything like these, but they are absolutely delectable!)

  22. These look great! I love Katrina's blog…full of tasty recipes :) I also really like the healthy substitutes you made. It makes eating a few cookies not feel so bad :)

    Glad you had fun in the SRC :)

  23. I totally agree, moderation is key, but if you can make a few healthy substitutions, even better! Looking forward to next month's Secret Recipe Club!

  24. Such fun discovering so many amazing blogs…both the writers and the huge array of foods and food choices. Loved seeing your revisions; that's what makes it fun for me…the journey to make things my own!

  25. Four boys – yikes :) But i have to say YUM to these cookies – this is my type of cookie, easy and containing coconut.

  26. I've never heard of an anzac cookie, but they look SO yummy! And I really like the adjustments you made. You sound like one busy mama :) Hope you have a good day!

  27. Yes, four boys! Lots of noise and mess, but they're great fun – everything just rolls off their back, they never take anything too seriously. They make great taste testers too!

  28. What a fun club! I'll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing these delicious looking cookies, too! Wonderful recipe.

  29. Georgia – definitely look into joining in on the fun, it's a great way to explore other people's recipes and blogs!

  30. Oh! Anzac biscuits are so awesome! I lived in Australia for a period, and people will usually make these biscuits during Anzac day or Australia day. But in my opinion, these cookies should be made all year round. I've actually made a similar one last month, using GF flour instead of the regular flour; and using 2/3 cup brown sugar instead of the evaporated cane sugar.

  31. Kayla, I agree, these cookies are good anytime of year. Like your idea of adding citrus zest or cinnamon. I'll have to try that next time!

  32. What a fun club! 😉 I love the recipe for these cookies and love your photos of them! 😉 I am going to try the gluten-free version!

  33. Jeanette,

    We just made these! Or, my husband did. Since I can't post the photo here, I'll just post on my blog!!!

    He did make some changes:
    • Used only 3/4C sweetener, a mixture of xylitol, honey, and agave.
    • Added 1/4C chocolate chips
    • Substituted gluten-free flour and a pinch of xanthum gum. He used half Bob's Red Mill all-purpose GF flour, and half fine oat flour.

    Thanks for the recipe. It's made my afternoon happy.


  34. Anzac cookies are one of Grumpy's favorites! I have never used maple syrup in the recipe however I love the addition and will definitely try this one next time I make cookies!

  35. Kim – let me know if you try a gluten-free version – I'm still going to try to get my gluten-free version another try to see if they'll come out like these.

    Jenny – thanks for sharing your gluten-free version with chocolate chips!

    Shelby – hope you try the addition of maple syrup next time you make Anzac cookies.

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