Show your spots cookie sandwiches

Show your spots cookie sandwiches

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 12 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 20

These dinky biscuits, stacked with buttercream and topped with Smarties, are perfect for bake sales and cooking with kids

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per sandwich

kcalories
270
protein
3g
carbs
32g
fat
14g
saturates
9g
fibre
1g
sugar
19g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 200g butter, softened
  • 140g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, 1 beaten for glazing
  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

To decorate

  • 147g bag Smarties
  • 4 tbsp hundreds and thousands

For the icing

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 140g icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

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Method

  1. In a food processor, whizz the butter, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add 1 egg and blend to combine, then tip in the flour and blitz once more. Scoop the dough into a ball and wrap in cling film. Chill for 30 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Dust 2 large baking trays with flour. Break the dough into large cherry-sized pieces. Roll into balls and put on the baking trays, spaced a little apart. Squash down the balls slightly with 3 fingers. Bake (in batches, if necessary) for 8 mins – the cookies will still be very pale at this stage.
  3. Remove the cookies from the oven. While still warm, quickly brush the tops with the beaten egg, then dip half in the hundreds & thousands, and press a few Smarties onto each of the remaining cookies – do this while the egg is still wet, so the toppings will stick once cooked. Bake for a further 4 mins. Leave to cool on wire racks.
  4. To make the icing, beat together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Once the cookies are completely cool, use the icing to sandwich together the 2 different cookies. Un-iced cookies can be made up to 4 days ahead and kept in an airtight container. You can fill with the icing up to 1 day ahead.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2012

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shenacooper's picture

Why do you keep attracting children into the kitchen with 'sweet' recipes? Children like to do real cooking for real meals for the family.

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