Saturday, January 5, 2013

How To - Afghan Biscuits

My Mum used to make these when I was a kid.  They are really nommy and super easy to make.

Here's how you make them!

First, preheat your oven to 180 C (160 c for fan-forced)


220 grams of butter
1/3 cup of caster sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla (essence or extract or whatever is in your cupboard)
1.5 tablespoons of cocoa
1 & 1/2 cups of plain flour
2 & 1/2 cups of Cornflakes (slightly crushed)

Cream the softened butter, caster sugar and vanilla until it is light and fluffy.

Then sift the flour and cocoa together.  I always sift things three times, because that's how mum does it.  I sifted it twice and then once more straight into the bowl.

Add the Cornflakes and mix it all together.  Gently though, or all that time you spend putting air in by creaming and sifting things will be a waste of time.

When it is pretty much combined, put globs of mixture (these are about 2 teaspoons each) on a tray.  Flatten them a bit with your fingers.

Cook them for about 15-20 minutes.  Depending on your oven I would even check them after 12 minutes, they burn pretty easily.

Top them with chocolate icing (mine is just icing sugar, cocoa, a bit of butter and some hot water) and get your nom on!


  1. Alegría and I made these today... yummy!

  2. Opps, that was me, Georgina!!


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