Afghan Biscuits are a classic New Zealand biscuit that is coated in chocolate and topped with a walnut. Afghans are one of my all-time favourite biscuits and are perfect for sharing amongst family and friends!
220g butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
1 ½ cups plain flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 ¾ cups cornflakes
1 ½ cups icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
15g butter, softened
1 tbsp hot water
24 halved walnuts
Method Biscuit: Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line a tray with baking paper.
Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder, stir until combined.
Mix in the cornflakes.
Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the tray.
Press with a fork.
Bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Icing: Combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and hot water in a small bowl. If necessary, add more water (the icing should be spreadable).