Afghan Cookies

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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 3-4 Dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the chopped dates in a small cup and cover with the boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Drain and discard the liquid.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the dates.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in the cornflakes.
  • Break off walnut size pieces of the dough and roll into balls.
  • Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
  • Transfer to wire racks to cool.
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