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Afghan Cookies

Afghan cookies are traditional New Zealand treats that are easy to make. They are nutty, crunchy, chocolaty and delicious. They are made with cornflakes, cocoa powder, butter, sugar and flour. Then topped with some chocolate icing and a walnut.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: new zealand
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup All purpose flour
  • ½ cup Whole wheat pastry flour*
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 10 tablespoons Unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 stick+2tbsp
  • cups Cornflakes**
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • As needed Walnuts, chopped

For the Icing:

  • ½ cup Confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour(s), cocoa powder, salt and cornflakes and stir until combined. The mixture will look crumbly, but will hold shape when pressed together.
  • Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, flatten it slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture, placing the cookies about 1" apart from each other.
  • Bake the cookies for 15~16 minutes or until firm. Remove onto a cooling rack and let the cookies cool completely.
  • Make the Icing: Combine confectioners sugar, cocoa powder and 1tbsp water until combined and forms a thick paste. Add 1tsp water at a time to make sure that the consistency is thick.
  • Immediately spread over the cooled cookies and place a walnut on top. Let the icing harden for a couple of minutes before eating.

Notes

  • Or just use 1¼cups all purpose flour.
  • Kellogg's brand works great

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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