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Chelsea Winter’s Afghan Biscuits



24 portion(s)


  • 225 g Butter, softened and cut into pieces
  • 110 g sugar
  • 185 g plain flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 120 g Cornflakes
  • 30 g dessicated coconut

Chocolate icing

  • 15 g Butter
  • 210 g icing sugar
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 25 g hot water
  • 24 pieces walnut, halved, for decorating
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays (30 x 40 cm) with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Place butter and sugar into and mix 20 sec/speed 4.
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder and vanilla and mix 10 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of with spatula.
  4. Add cornflakes and coconut and combine 15 sec//speed 2, until combined.
  5. Scrape down sides of with spatula and mix 10 sec//speed 2. Repeat if necessary. (If cornflakes haven't mixed through the dough to your liking, tip dough into separate mixing bowl and fold together using spatula or your clean hands.)
  6. Place tablespooonsful of mixture (approx. 24) onto prepared baking trays and press down gently with a fork. Bake for 13-15 minutes (170°C). Cool for 10 minutes on the tray, then transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely. Clean and dry mixing bowl.
  7. Chocolate icing
  8. Place butter into and melt 2 min/50°C/speed 2.
  9. Add sugar, cocoa powder and water and mix 10 sec/speed 4 or until smooth and thick enough to coat biscuits. (Add a little more water if necessary.)
  10. Spoon icing over cooled biscuits and decorate with a walnut. Set aside to allow icing to set (30-60 mins) before serving.

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May be stored in an airtight container for a week.

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