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Afghan Biscuits

By Chelsea's team of cooks, added 30 April 2011

Difficulty Easy Serves approx 30 biscuits RecipePrep time10 minutes RecipeCooking Time 15-20 minutes

  • Afghan Biscuits

Afghan biscuits are a kiwi favourite with a not so kiwi name.
This recipe produces a wonderfully crunchy, yet delicate biscuit made out of cornflakes, and always topped with chocolate icing and walnuts.

Recipe Rating: 5

Ingredients

200g butter, softened
½ cup Chelsea Caster or Organic Sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1¼ cups plain flour
¼ cup cocoa
1½ cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
Icing
1½ cups Chelsea Rich Chocolate Icing
1 Tbsp butter (softened)
1-2 Tbsp boiling water

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease or line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a large bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift in flour and cocoa, stir thoroughly with the butter mixture until combined before stirring in the cornflakes.
Place heaped teaspoonfuls onto baking tray, squeeze mixture together gently if necessary then press lightly with a fork.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before icing.

Icing: Mix chocolate icing sugar, butter and 1 Tbsp boiling water at a time until combined, adding more hot water if necessary until icing is a spreadable consistency. Ice biscuits and top with half a walnut.

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Overall rating

Recipe Rating: 5

5 ratings, 507 people added this to their Favourite Recipes.

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  • 5

    i made these also, and i have never liked afgans would never buy them, but made these and cant stay away from the pantry!!! my 13 year old and my students love them too....:)

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  • 5

    This is just the best Afghan recipe I have found.

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  • 5

    Great afghan recipe. Just like my mum use to make.

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  • 3

    These are my go to sweet fix they are so good and easy to bake.

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  • 5

    Delicious!!!!!! I love this recipe!

  • 4

    Easy recipe, granddaughter loves them. Well worth the effort.

  • 5

    Addictive!

  • 3

    Nice with Weetbix instead of cornflakes too!

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  • 5

    So easy and quick to make, so delicious!!

  • 5

    Fantastic recipe. The first time I have been able to create Afghan biscuits successfully. Thank you!

  • 5

    This was actually the best Afghan recipe ive ever tried.

  • 5

    Yummy!!! :)

  • 5

    Delicious chocolate goodness. Thank you

  • 5

    winner every time