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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.
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 15-20 minutes
  • Serves
    approx 30 biscuits
Ingredients
    200g butter, softened
    ½ cup Chelsea Caster or Organic Sugar
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    1 ¼ cups plain flour
    ¼ cup cocoa
    1 ½ cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
    Icing:
    1 ½ 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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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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This is just the best Afghan recipe I have found.

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

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

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

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

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Addictive!

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Nice with Weetbix instead of cornflakes too!

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So easy and quick to make, so delicious!!

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

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This was actually the best Afghan recipe ive ever tried.

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Yummy!!! :)

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