Afghans Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ⅓ cup dates, pitted and chopped
<br>- ½ cup boiling water
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking powder
<br>- ¾ cup shortening
<br>- ¼ cup white sugar
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 2 cups cornflakes cereal
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In small cup, cover chopped dates with boiling water and let soak for 10 - 15 minutes. (If necessary, add additional boiling water to cover.)  Drain liquid and discard.
<br>step 2: Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder and set aside.
<br>step 3: In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Stir in dates and beat in vanilla extract.  Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.  Fold in corn flakes.
<br>step 4: Break off pieces of dough (walnut sized). Roll into balls and place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
<br>step 5: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 - 15 minutes or until firm. Cool on wire racks.
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Ingredients
- ⅓ cup dates, pitted and chopped
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cup shortening
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups cornflakes cereal

Directions
step 1: In small cup, cover chopped dates with boiling water and let soak for 10 - 15 minutes. (If necessary, add additional boiling water to cover.) Drain liquid and discard.
step 2: Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder and set aside.
step 3: In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in dates and beat in vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in corn flakes.
step 4: Break off pieces of dough (walnut sized). Roll into balls and place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
step 5: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 - 15 minutes or until firm. Cool on wire racks.

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