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  • Makes 36 Items
  • 15 mins prep
  • 20 mins cook

Afghan biscuits

Afghan biscuits

Deliciously nutty and chocolatey, surprise your girlfriends with these glorious Afghan biscuits - it'll be hard to stop at one!


Afghan biscuits

  • 250 g butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups lightly crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • brazil nuts, chopped, to decorate


Afghan biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C 9160° fan-forced). Lightly grease and line 2 baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Sift flours and cocoa together. Fold into creamed mixture. Stir through cornflakes and coconut.
  4. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Arrange on prepared trays, leaving 4cm space between each biscuit. Flatten lightly with a fork. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool on trays and spread with icing once cool.

Chocolate icing

  1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa together into a small bowl. Stir in butter and water, until icing is smooth and of spreadable consistency.
  2. Spread icing over cooled biscuits. Sprinkle with brazil nuts.


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