Afghan biscuits

    25 min

    Afghan biscuits are a traditional treat from New Zealand. They are made with cornflakes, sugar and cocoa powder making them dense, rich and satisfying.


    Dorset, England, UK
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    Makes: 30 Afghan biscuits

    • 170g (6 oz) butter
    • 85g (3 oz) light brown sugar
    • 170g (6 oz) plain flour
    • 55g (2 oz) cornflakes
    • 25g (1 oz) cocoa powder
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflakes, cocoa powder and salt and mix well.
    3. Divide the biscuit mixture evenly into about 30 small balls and place on the prepared baking tray. Use the back of a fork to flatten just a little.
    4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until firm. Transfer to a cooling rack.


    Traditionally, Afghan biscuits are topped with melted chocolate or chocolate icing and decorated with walnuts. If you wish to ice these biscuits, check out our recipes for the perfect chocolate icing here.

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    My mum and I have been making Afgan biscuits for years, ever since my sister emigrated in 1974. Love them, great chocolate taste and nice and crispy.  -  15 Feb 2015


    used a few more cornflakes than in the recipe but these are amazing, seriously satisfying if you're looking for a chocolate fix! nice and crunchy just like biscuits should be  -  28 Jul 2014


    Too dry, not nice.  -  19 Nov 2014