Simple chocolate cornflake biscuits / cookies (Afghan biscuits)

2 Jan

Easy chocolate cornflake cookies - The HUngry Mum

Baking and reading are two of my favourite hobbies so you can imagine how happy I am when perusing the cookbook section of my local library. I love meandering through, taking my time to flick through the baking books to find the right ones to borrow.

Recently I discovered The Primrose Bakery Book (Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas), a beautifully presented baking book. It is named for the bakery in London that looks picture perfect and so cute.

There were quite a few recipes calling to me but the one I chose to bake first was Afghan biscuits. The authors called them Australia’s fav biscuit but I have to say, I had never even tried one until reading this book!

These easy chocolate cornflake cookies are a quick and simple biscuit to make and you probably have all that you need to bake them in your pantry right now. They were a hit with my colleagues at the newspaper, and also with Misses 8 and 10 in the lunchbox. A great all-round treat that takes mere moments to make.

The authors topped their cookies with chocolate buttercream but I left mine au naturel. This makes a small batch.

GATHER:

200 grams unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature

75 grams caster sugar

175 grams plain flour

25 grams cocoa

50 grams cornflakes.

Easy chocolate cornflake cookies

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with non-stick paper.

Cream butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then stir in the flour and cocoa and beat until combined.

Use a silver spoon to stir in the cornflakes, trying not to crush them.

Heap a large tablespoon of mixture onto the baking tray and use a fork to slightly flatten.

Continue with all the dough, hen bake for 15 minutes.

Leave on tray for five minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

The Hungry Mum Easy chocolate cornflake cookies

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21 Responses to “Simple chocolate cornflake biscuits / cookies (Afghan biscuits)”

  1. Silverpepperofstars January 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    They look so good!

  2. youthfoodblog January 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

    Love the cornflake. Very special!

  3. ChopinandMysaucepan January 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

    Dear Hungry Mum,

    I love those crispy corn flakes in cookies. I don’t bake but I know I will add more than 50gms if I ever do! Happy new year and best wishes for 2016!

    • The Hungry Mum January 24, 2016 at 12:08 am #

      thanks – hope 2016 is a great year for you 🙂

  4. Fourth Generation Farmgirl January 3, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    These look wonderful. Happy New Year!

  5. Lina January 3, 2016 at 3:51 am #

    Sounds crispy and yummm

  6. Smiling Notes January 3, 2016 at 4:14 am #

    Wow.. Such a unique dish.. Loved it!

  7. Anna @ shenANNAgans January 3, 2016 at 5:19 am #

    Cornflake cookies…… Soooooo good! They look the pimped version of what I used to make back when I was a teen. Can’t wait to give these guys a whirl. Yarm!

  8. For The Love of Ghee January 4, 2016 at 1:16 am #

    hmmmm yum! I love cookies with cornflakes in them. They’re on a realm of their own. So addictive! Happy New Year!

    • The Hungry Mum January 11, 2016 at 8:57 am #

      Cheers! I may just have to pop to shops for more cornflakes so I can make these again.

  9. Laura @ Feast Wisely January 4, 2016 at 6:11 am #

    Making buns with cornflakes reminds me of my childhood….

    • The Hungry Mum January 11, 2016 at 8:56 am #

      I don’t think we had cornflakes growing up. We were more a toast-and-Vegemite family 🙂

  10. cookingwithauntjuju.com January 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Never put cornflakes in cookies – looks delicious and crunchy!

  11. ChgoJohn January 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    Although I’ve not hear of using corn flakes in cookies, I would have bought the cookbook because it must be the only written by a Martha that isn’t also a Stewart. Such a rarity! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum January 6, 2016 at 1:17 am #

      OOOh, cornflake cookies are such a popular thing here! As are honey jumbles, another cornflake sweet treat that I may just have to blog about 😉

  12. hotlyspiced January 5, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    Growing up a Kiwi, we had Afghan biscuits all the time. And like the tussle over ownership of the pavlova, we think Afghans are a kiwi biscuit! I do love the dark chocolate taste of an Afghan xx

    • The Hungry Mum January 6, 2016 at 12:15 am #

      Ahhh, yet another Oz vs NZ food fight! I surrender – they are all yours x

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