Afghans for the bake sale

Today we had fun learning how to make Afghan cookies.  Miss Sampson got the recipe from the classic Edmond's Cook book.

The ingredients were:
200g of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa
1 1/4 cups of flour
2 cups of cornflakes.

We talked about how 2 half cups would fit into 1 cup, and 4 quarter cups will fit into 1 cup, that is why we write half as 1/2 and a quarter as 1/4.

We all had a taste of the cookie dough before it was cooked - everyone thought it was yummy. We also discovered that cocoa by itself is very bitter (or the word the kids used was "yuck!").

After the cookies were mixed and baked, we decorated them with icing (made by melting 200g of cooking chocolate, 25 grams of butter and 1/2 a cup of cream and mixing them together), and m&m's.
Everyone had a turn at icing the cookies (even if there isn't a photo of your child - Miss Sampson had sticky fingers so couldn't always take photos!)

Here are some photos of the process and the finished product.

Miss Sampson only remembered to start taking photos after the cookies were baked! Here's the baked cookies with the icing ready to go on.

Jaydis having a turn at icing.

Look what you're doing Emily!

That's better!

Adrienne's turn.

Rakin getting a decent spoonful of icing...

... and dripping it on the cookie.

TJ's turn!

Didn't get enough the first time -going for another dip of chocolate icing!

William's turn.

Jonathan's turn.

Anaya's turn.

Teri's turn.

Antonio's turn - lucky last!

On go the m&m's. On the cookies, guys, not in your mouths!

Finally! All done!

Our afghan cookies, decorated with melted chocolate icing and m&m's.


  1. Well Done Room 11. Your Afghans look delicious. I can see from your photos that you have all worked as a team to create such yummy cookies.


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