Yields 2 dozen cookies

3/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar1
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cornflakes
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 chopped waluts, for garnish
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp plus 1 tsp hot water

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until light in colour and fluffy.
  3. Lower the speed on your mixer and add in the flour and cocoa powder (sift the cocoa powder if there are any lumps) and mix until just combined. Add in the cornflakes and coconut on low speed, or mix in by hand.
  4. Scoop dough out onto the baking sheets, flattening hte tops and leaving about 1 inch between cookies.
  5. Bake for around 13 minutes. Let cookies cool slightly on sheet pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
  6. Sift the cocoa powder and icing sugar for the icing and then combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  7. When cookies are cooled dip the tops into the icing and sprinkle some of the chopped walnuts on top.