Originally Posted by silentmeow
boufa, yes they do contain oats and coconut! Also flour, sugar, butter,soda,salt and karo syrup. When I baked them, however, they flattened out. Literally flatter than a pancake. The taste was great! The Kingston's had a cream layer between two cookies. Each cookie was about 1/2 inch high. I'm " baking challenged" so I have no idea how to adjust the recipe for a plumper cookie. Have you ever eaten the Kingstons? they are a great cookie.
Silentmeow, I love Arnott's biscuits but can't remember eating Kingston's. Anyway, my recipe for Anzac Biscuits comes from an Australian cookbook. They are single cookies, so if you want to do them like Arnott's, just sandwich them with icing. I do not think the cookies are very fluffy but you can add more spoonfuls of the mixture during baking. Here is the recipe plus an icing I think might be suitable for the cookies. Good luck to your experiment! Let us know how they turn out.
(Makes about 30-35)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup coconut
125gm (4oz) butter
2 tbsps golden syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsps boiling water
1. In a bowl, mix sifted flour, oats, sugar and coconut together.
2. Melt butter and golden syrup over gentle heat.
3. Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter mixture. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Place spoonfuls of mixture on a well greased tray about 1-1/4 inch apart. Bake in oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F for about 20 mins or until light brown.
60gm (2oz) butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsps milk
Cream butter and sifted icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, milk and beat well.