Have you become an iso baker? Here’s a delightful and equally delicious twist to the traditional ANZAC biscuit we all know and love – a recipe for apricot and oat cookies!

If you’re not munching ANZAC biscuits on ANZAC Day are you even doing it right? If you want to amp up your Anzac biscuits this year, try this recipe from Kenwood.

These biscuits are fruity, nutty and all kinds of decadent without a whole lot of fancy ingredients. Pantry staple decadence, that’s what we want to hear, YUM!

Without further ado, apron on, let’s get started.

Apricot and oat cookies

Time: Around 1 hour 20 minutes (including chilling time)


  • 70g caster sugar
  • 70g soft brown sugar
  • 140g softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 100g plain flour
  • 150g rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 100g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 200g chopped dried apricots
  • 70g sultanas
  • 1 orange, zest and juice


  1. Add the butter and sugars to the bowl of your electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until pale and creamy. With the machine running, add the eggs one by one and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the flour, oats, bicarbonate of soda, salt, and orange zest, and mix on minimum speed until combined. Add the chopped hazelnuts, sultanas and 80g of the apricots, and mix again until evenly distributed.
  3. Chill the soft dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with a layer of baking paper.
  6. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls, flattening them slightly onto the baking sheet, leaving room for them to spread. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for around 12 minutes.
  8. Whilst the cookies bake, add the orange juice and the rest of the chopped apricots to a small pan and bring to a simmer. Cook the apricots in the juice until they are syrupy and softened.
  9. When the cookies come out of the oven, drizzle over some of the syrupy apricots, and a few of the reserved hazelnuts.

All that’s left to do is let them cool a little and devour them!

If you’re a traditionalist and it’s a more familiar ANZAC biscuit you prefer, we have a super easy ANZAC recipe too.

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Traditional ANZAC biscuits – always loved by kids! Source: Supplied

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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