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Coffee Afghans

A perfect sweet treat for coffee lovers. These are classic afghan biscuits that everyone knows and loves with a coffee twist!

coffee afghans, biscuits, cookies, easy recipe, One Handed Baker, Rachel Hart

Makes approx 16-18


  • 200g butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • Walnut pieces, to decorate


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules (dissolved in a little boiling water)
  • 1/8 tsp butter, softened
  • A little extra hot water


  1. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add flour and cocoa powder and mix again until combined.
  3. Dissolve coffee in a little boiling water. Stir through mixture.
  4. Fold through cornflakes using a spatula or wooden spoon.
  5. Spoon mounds of mixture onto lined baking tray and press gently together.
  6. Bake at 180°C for approx. 13-15 mins. Ice when cold.

To make icing:

  1. Mix together the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add enough hot water to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Ice biscuits when cold, and decorate with walnut pieces.

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Featured on The Cafe, Monday 29 June 2020