Kookie-Burra Biscuits

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Why not get creative with your Anzac Biscuits this year, and try these cute Aussie "Kookie-Burra" (a Kookaburra is a native Australian bird) biscuits? They are easy to make and children will love creating bird shapes with the mixture. I have used currants and almonds for the decorations, but you could use any fruit and nuts you might have available in the pantry.

Anzac Cookies
Anzac inspired Kookie-Burra Biscuit

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Makes: 10 Biscuits approximately

1 cup plain flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
125 grams butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon bi-carbonated soda
1/2 cup currants (for decoration)
1/2 cup almonds (for decoration)

Anzac Cookies
Basic Anzac biscuit mixture

Melt the butter, bi-carbonated soda and the golden syrup together in a saucepan.
Sift the plain flour into a mixing bowl and add the brown sugar, desiccated coconut, and rolled oats.
Mix together well.

Anzac Cookies
Kookie Burra Anzac Biscuits

Add the butter mixture to the oat mixture and mix thoroughly.
Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and form the Kookaburra heads and bodies using small and large balls of mixture. We made some bigger mummy kookaburras and some baby kookaburras too.
Add currants for the "eyes" and almonds for the "beak" and "feathers". We also made some "wombat paws" by using a chocolate drop for the "paw" and three currants for the "toes". Very cute indeed.

Anzac Cookies
Creative Anzac Biscuit shapes

Bake in a moderate oven for about twelve minutes or until the biscuits turn a golden color. They should still be a little chewy when cooled.
Enjoy with a nice hot "cuppa" on the verandah and contemplate the meaning of Anzac Day.

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