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Afghan Biscuits (New Zealand Cookies)

Afghan Biscuits (New Zealand Cookies)

An easy step-by-step recipe to prepare Afghan biscuits, traditional cookies from New Zealand made with cocoa and served with a delicious chocolate topping.

20 July, 2015
Average: 4.8 (6 votes)

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 40 MIN


200 g, softened
100 g, caster (superfine)
All purpose flour
180 g (all purpose)
Cocoa Powder
2 tbsp
Corn Flakes
40 g
25 g, finely chopped
Milk Chocolate
200 g, chopped
50 ml, double (48% fat)
25 g


To prepar the Afghan biscuits start heating the oven to 180°C/160°C fan.

Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and creamy.

Sieve the flour and cocoa together and stir into the creamed mixture.

Add the cornflakes and walnuts and mix well.

Shape the mixture into balls and place on a greased baking tray.

Bake for about 15 minutes until firm.

Cool on a wire rack.

Put the chocolate, cream and butter into a bowl over a pan of hot but not boiling water.

Heat until melted.

Remove the bowl from the heat and stir until the mixture starts to thicken.

Spoon a little icing on top of each cookie. Leave the Afghan biscuits to set.

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