An Afghan biscuit is a traditional New Zealand biscuit made from flour, butter, cornflakes, sugar, and cocoa powder, topped with chocolate icing and a half walnut, but here we have crunchy Afghan Biscuits.
200 g butter
Half cup castor sugar
360ml plain flour
2 cups cornflakes
25 ml cocoa powder
Add chopped walnut and hazelnuts
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
Grease a baking tray.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the flour, cornflakes, cocoa powder and mix well.
Divide the biscuit mixture evenly into about 30 small balls and place on the prepared baking tray.
Pull up a little dough in the center like a turban.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until firm. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Traditionally, Afghan biscuits are topped with melted chocolate and hazelnuts titbits, sprinkle with gold edible dust (optional)
Makes: 30 Afghan biscuits
Prepared, tried and tested by Feriel Sonday
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