It’s Anzac Day here in Australia. Today we give thanks to all the Australian and New Zealand citizens who have given their lives in service of their country. As a rule I’m opposed to military conflict, in my opinion most of the wars Australia has been involved with in recent history have nothing to do with defending our country, but I do believe that it is important to show our thanks to those who have fought for this country. My Dad has a saying that a soldier (but he really means anyone serving in an armed force whether it is military or police) is someone who has written a blank cheque to their country up to and including the sum of their lives. I come from a large military family so Anzac Day is always a semi-reflective day for me. Most of the American side of my family have served in the Army or Marines, and most of my mother’s side of the family has served in the Australian Navy or Air Force. It takes an amazing amount of selflessness to sign up for a job knowing that you may not ever come home to your family again. That alone should be respected.
So today I’m reflecting, writing and making a batch of these amazing Anzac cookies that Ania from Lazy Cat Kitchen shared on her blog. I’ve made them several times because Anzacs are my husband’s favourite cookies and this recipe is just so yummy! If you’re Australian let me know what you are doing to commemorate the day by commenting below. Alternatively, have you made these cookies??? Let me know. 🙂