Afghan Biscuits

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 30biscuits
  • About This Recipe

    “Deceptively decadent chocolate biscuit ideal with coffee, after dinner or as a small treat. Children absolutely adore them, have a similar texture to shortbread only better.”



  • 200gbutter
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 1 1/2 cupsplain flour
  • 2tablespoonscocoa powder
  • 1cupcorn flakes, slightly crushed
  • 1/2 cupdesiccated coconut

  • 1cupicing sugar
  • 1tablespooncocoa powder
  • 3tablespoonswater
  • walnuts( to decorate)
  • Directions

  • BISCUITS———–.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, sift together flour and cocoa and mix into butter mix, then fold in corn flakes and coconut.
  • Put teaspoonful balls onto lightly greased or baking paper covered trays.
  • Bakes at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.
  • Makes about 30 biscuits.
  • ICING————.
  • Sift icing sugar and cocoa together, add enough water to get a spreading consistency, ice biscuits, decorate with walnuts.
  • Reviews

  • “These ‘cookies’ were one of my favorite things when I went to new zealand.One of these with a ‘flat white’ and my day was complete!”

  • “Recently got back from NZ and we fell in love with these biscuits / cookies. I sure was glad to find this recipe!”

  • “Wonderful – I haven’t had Afghan biscuits since I was a kid and this recipe did not dissappoint – exactly how I remembered them and what a pleasure to cook them and introduce them to my kids!Big Thumbs Up!!”

  • “These are fabulous, and so simple to make.I was out of corn flakes, the first time I made them, so I used Corn Chex–now that’s all I use.They have a great “crunch”.”

  • “We Love Afghans!!!I thought there was not enough cornflakes and cocoa (misplaced my recipe) but I made them according to this recipe and found that these are even better!We didn’t even need the icing because they were just perfect. My ‘old’ recipe needed the icingto sweeten it up a littlebut these are really fab!Thank you very much Norma for anew fav afghan recipe.”