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Afghan Biscuits

New Zealanders have a real soft spot for this chocolate and cornflake cookie. This kiwi classic is quick, easy, absolutely delicious and a NZ traditional lunchbox favourite. This cookie is thought to have originated in New Zealand and was invented in the 1940’s. The exact history of the Afghan biscuit is not known and is a highly debated topic amongst cookie connoisseurs and history buffs. There are plenty of theories. Regardless of its origin you will find yourself addicted!!!!!


200g butter
½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cups plain flour
¼ cup cocoa
2 cups cornflakes


Preheat oven to 180˚ C /160˚ fan-forced.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour and cocoa. Stir into creamed mixture. Fold in cornflakes. Spoon mounds of mixture onto a greased oven tray, gently pressing together. Bake for 15 mins or until set. When cold ice with chocolate icing and decorate with a walnut or a sprinkle of coconut if desired.

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