Baking | Not Quite Anzacs … Eggless Oat & Walnut Cookies

“I am still convinced that a good, simple, homemade cookie is preferable to all the store-bought cookies one can find.”
James Beard

Not Quite AnzacsOne of those days … non stop rain, a holiday, loads to do, laundry too, kids at home and hungry! Food Food Food! The poor baker stirred some chicken korma in the morning, rushed off to cart the teen to and from extra art classes, then the hub requested for some cookies as he was off to HKG! Loves to carry the taste of home with him! So in the middle of the mayhem, these were born – Not Quite Anzac Cookies!Not Quite AnzacsI’ve baked several versions of Anzacs in the past, loved this one especially. The basic recipe is from the Thermomix cookbook, but now has been made over so many times that its evolved into something else. Seemingly lost the characteristic Anzac Cookie-ness … no coconut for one, yet delicious addictive bites. They sit in the jar and call your name! This version was no different.Not Quite AnzacsI like these eggless cookies; can have them all day long. They are nice, chewy if you like them them that way, and crisp if you bake them longer! I loved the flavours trapped within – brown sugar and butter create some delightful butterscotch like magic, and the walnut meal adds yummy taste. {I grind the walnuts since the teen doesn’t like nuts in her cookies & brownies}. She loved these! Oats for texture and you would want more cookie with each bite!Not Quite AnzacsI’ve been reading up economics all yesterday to tutor the daughter for her first semester exams. Am surprised at how much I’ve learnt, this after doing my honours in economics!! Look at what got stuck in the head? Desires and wants form the basis of human economics. If  you desire something, that’s good, but it’s just a wish. BUT if you want something, you have to make an effort to achieve it … and then the wheels of the economy begin to turn from the micro level right out to the macro level. Cool eh? Not Quite AnzacsThis is going to be a short post since writers block has landed in my head after all that ‘back to books’ that happened to me. I’m off to have a cookie! Come share mine virtually if you ‘desire’ some. If you want some, you know what you are going to have to do, right? Yes, get the elbow grease on the job!

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. Danyelle Franciosa says:

    I would love to make some of these cookies, looks really good. I am a big fan of homemade cookies, my grandma loves to make them for us!

  2. I would love to try this, but not sure where to source Golden Syrup, is there a substitute for this?
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  3. Wow..lovely pictures.. Rustic charm at it’s best.
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  4. Absolutely love this one Deeba. Making this today itself for my little toddler and posting it, if successful, in my blog too with all credit to u :).
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  5. Tazeen Hussain says:

    Would try this first for sure ……and post you the results

  6. This recipe is made for me!! Bookmarked :)
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  7. Looks Gorgeous. Just the kind of cookie I love. I am definitely going to try these.
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  8. Beautiful pictures Deeba. The cookies look so tempting I am tempted to make them right now…….
    Love the way you write your posts….makes it seem so easy and effortless.
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  9. Love these Deeba, would love to try them..:)
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  10. I always love sharing a cookie with you. Thanks!
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  11. Heaven in a few simple bites

  12. look yummy..definitely they have power of come hither!!
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  13. Delicious looking cookies. A perfect summer treat!

  14. cookies with oats are my all time favorite…they are good for breakfast when you don’t have enough time and have to run to work …will try them for sure sometime.
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  15. Dare I say these cookies has my name all over it? Really :)
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  16. thasni says:

    thanks a lot dear…..
    Ur cookies was super duper hit…i prepared 30 medium sized cookies….voila……evrythg finishd within a few min…..i added flaxseeds too…..thanks a lot..gud…

  17. Thanks for the awesome recipe Deeba, I finally found golden syrup and made these cookies, they turned out fab!

  18. Can we use the quakers oats dor this ? I havent found rolled oats amywhere. Thanks

  19. Kamal says:

    Thanks Deeba,
    The cookies turned out great. They were gone before I could store them.

    I did use Qauker oats, but what do u use when the recipe specifies not to use the instant kind?


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