I purchased a large bag of sweetened coconut and mixed up several bags of the dry ingredients. One batch I put in additional spices as well as ground up the dry ingredients in the food processor.
The other batch I made according to the recipe. I brought the cookies to a big swim meet. It was my first masters swim meet and I was very nervous! But my team needed an eighth member for a relay and I came and helped them out by being that eighth person, cheering them on, and by baking! The Anzac biscuits were voted the most popular cookie, outranking world peace cookies and chocolate chip cookies.
Swimmers love cookies