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Afghan biscuits

Nobody seems to know where these Afghan biscuits got their name from but what I can tell you is that they are very yummy. These biscuits are a husband favourite.

Afghan Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 200 gram butter, soft
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes (crushed)
  • For the chocolate icing
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon boiling water
  • about 15 walnut halves

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2

Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.

3

Sift flour and cocoa together, add to the creamed mixture and stir until combined.

4

Stir through the cornflakes.

5

Roll about a tablespoon full of the mixture into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Allow room for them to spread. Press each ball lightly with a fork.

6

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

7

Transfer to a wire rack and let them cool.

8

Make the chocolate icing by beating the butter, icing sugar and cocoa together.

9

Add enough boiling water so the icing is just spreadable.

10

Spread over cooled biscuits and decorate each with a walnut half.

Notes

I didn't have walnuts at home at the time I was baking the biscuits in the photo above. I chose to decorate with some cornflakes and chocolate chips.