Great way to use left over cornflakes! A biscuit in NZ is the same as an American cookie. An American biscuit is more like what the Brits would call a scone!

NZ Traditional Afghan Biscuits
 
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Great way to use left over cornflakes! A biscuit in NZ is the same as an American cookie. An American biscuit is more like what the Brits would call a scone!
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Sweet
Serves: 14
Ingredients
  • Biscuit
  • 200g (7oz) Butter
  • 75g (3oz) Sugar
  • 175g (6oz) Flour
  • 25g (1oz) Cocoa
  • 50g (2oz) Cornflakes

  • Icing
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Boiling water
  • 50g (2oz) finely grated chocolate
  • 225g (8oz) Icing Sugar
  • Vanilla Essence
Instructions
  1. Biscuit
  2. Soften butter, add sugar and beat to a cream.
  3. Next beat in flour and cocoa
  4. With a spoon stir the cornflakes into mix
  5. Put raised spoonfuls on a greased oven tray
  6. Bake at 180'C (350'F) for 15 minutes.
  7. Let biscuits cool before trying to move or ice.

  8. Icing
  9. Warm butter
  10. Dissolve chocolate with water and add to butter
  11. Stir in sifted icing sugar
  12. Flavor with vanilla
  13. Spread on biscuits
Notes
~ Biscuits are fragile fresh from the oven.
~ Let biscuits cool before icing or trying to move.
~ If biscuits are stuck try turning them gently
~ Shop icing can be used if preferred
~ Traditionally topped with a walnut (shop was out of them)

~ This recipe originated from the Afghan recipe in the Edmond's Cookery Book. Found in many NZ kitchens.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 259 Fat: 14 Saturated fat: 9 Unsaturated fat: 0.5 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 29 Sugar: 18 Sodium: 88 Fiber: 1 Protein: 2 Cholesterol: 33

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