(as opposed to knitting them. Different kind of afghans.)
Afghans are a classic kiwi treat. They’re a sort of shortbread-ish (in that they’re flour/sugar/butter – no egg) chocolate cookie containing cornflakes, topped with chocolate icing and nuts. I’m going away this weekend, and this afternoon made some to take with me :).
As a good kiwi, I used the recipe from my Edmond’s cookbook. Ah, Edmond’s … for copyright purposes, though, I am guessing that I shouldn’t post it – there is a very similar recipe here.
Cream butter and sugar. If I haven’t been forward-thinking enough to get the butter out to soften (i.e. most of the time), I tend to cut it into cubes and dot it around the mixing bowl and leave it for a bit. More surface area = quicker softening.
Add sugar. Beat.
Sift in flour, cocoa, etc
Beat together into a paste-type mixture, and stir in the cornflakes
Squidge into cookie-shapes. They will spread a little bit in the oven, but not much.
After they’re cooled, top them with chocolate icing, and (traditionally) walnut halves. I need these to be nut-free, so I used M&Ms instead.
What’s your favourite biscuit/cookie recipe?