• 200g butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 3 cups cornflakes


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla essence.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa, then pour into bowl. Scatter cornflakes on top and mix until combined. Don’t over mix or the cornflakes will become too finely crushed.
  4. Roll into small balls and place on lined baking tray. Flatten each one slightly with palm of hand.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes then cool on a wire rack before icing with basic chocolate icing.


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  • Sophie

    Yum… Making me hungry for sweet treats and it’s only 9.15am!

  • Gail Elliott

    They look gorgeous Kirsten and I agree with Sophie, making my hungry already!

  • Nicola

    Yum I love afghans. Last time I was too lazy to roll out the biscuits so I made a slice with the mixture.

  • Cjay

    Just curious what brand of cocoa do you use? :) love the site btw!

    • Kirsten

      Thanks :) I normally use Cadbury, though am swayed by what’s on sale!

      • Cjay

        Finally made these tonight for my gf :) Late night craving for cookie mixture…haha. Had no chocolate bits so had to use some chocolate block but didn’t look that nice lol. thanks again for the recipe!

        • Kirsten

          You have a lucky girlfriend – they look great (and the ones with blocked chocolate on top just look extra chocolatey)! I’ll have to give Kevin some hints now I think… Glad you liked the recipe :)

  • Ange

    Made these as well yesterday. Great recipe and super delish! They turned out bigger than I was expecting – all the more to enjoy thou! Loving your recipes :)

    • Kirsten

      Thank you :) Sounds like you had a busy day yesterday! Jealous of your deliciously stocked cupboards.