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Anzac Biscuits
In Australia, "biscuits" are what Americans call "cookies," and these traditional treats date back to World War I. It's said that wives and mothers of soldiers in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps—abbreviated to "Anzac"—baked these treats to send to their men overseas.

Anzac biscuits are made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water—making them both cheap and non-perishable, perfect for transporting to the troops decades ago. Today, they're still wildly popular and often sold in grocery stores across Australia.

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