Smarties cookies
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Smarties cookies

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Serves 1 - 20 Cookies

This recipe is featured in the August 2008 issue of GoodFood as a reader recipe and is great fun for kids to make!

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Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 250g/9oz butter softened
  • 300g/ 10oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 X 40g boxes Smarties

Method

    1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
    2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda,baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl, then set a side.
    3. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
    4. Gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough.
    5. Roll the fough into 20 balls, then place on ungreased baking drays, spaced well apart.(WARNING: THE COOKIES WILL EXPAND LOTS, DO NOT PUT CLOSE TOGETHER!!! )
    6. Press several Smarties into each ball, flattening the ball slightly.
    7. Bake for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.
    8. Leave on trays 2 minutes and remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
    9. Will keep in an airtight tin for up to 5 days
    10. NUTRITION: PER COOKIE : 253 kcalorices, protein 3g, carbohydrate 35g, fat 12g, saturated fat 7g, fibre 1g, sugar 22g, salt o.47g.

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supergirl2000's picture

These taste great, but the Smarties they sell now have natural dies which really don't hold their colour very well. They still look nice as pastel shades, but if you want bright colours might be worth experimenting with some M&Ms or similar instead.

Wendyreynolds's picture

Fantastic recipe!

luke denham's picture

YUM!!!!!!!!!!

mrsb193's picture
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Just made these cookies with my 2 and 4 year old, easy and really scrummy, the kids (and mummy) love them!!
Although like someone else said when baking with kids you may need another tube of smarties, a few got eaten so we had to use raisins in a few ;)

Will def be making these again :-)

yolo1999's picture
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i added a secret ingredient and i wont tell they are amazing they are the size of elephants

saffroncs's picture
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Abolutely Brilliant. So soft an sweet. Such an easy recipe and they taste amazing!

twar123's picture
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Great, they taste just like the ones you buy from the store!

hannahb1012003's picture
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I've just made these and I really don't like them, they have expanded loads and they look and taste rank! I don't know what I've done differently to everyone else :-(

edelann's picture
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Forgot to rate

edelann's picture
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Really nice cookies

helenthom's picture
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Superb, these always turn out really well for me.
My "go-to" smarty cookie/biscuit recipe.

soowellfair's picture

I am notoriously bad at baking biscuits so I didn't expect much, but WOW was I pleasantly surprised. I followed the recipe almost to the letter. The only differences were I used granulated sugar instead of caster and added a spoonful of custard powder. The cookies were amazing. Really big and wonderfully chewy, just like the "Rainbow Cookies" I used to sell when I worked at a well-knows cookie chain. 10/10

rhodesr's picture
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A good recipe but found dough a bit soft so added flour. However would have liked lighter cookies (with more cracks) so now wondering if I should have persevered with the wetter dough. Not easy when making with a 3 year old! He throughley enjoyed making them btw & particularly liked pushing the smarties in.
Also took out 50g of sugar as recommended by others as did not want it too sweet & ended up using mostly soft light brown sugar as ran out of caster which I think worked well.
Will probably half mixture next time to make much smaller cookies & cook for less time as they are so big for little children.

charliesmith16's picture

This is a fantastic recipe just made it with my 4 year old very simple and quick. The cookies are absolutely fantastic!! have written this recipe in my recipe books, in which only the best recipes I find go in! they are sooo delicious! xx

traintrack's picture
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I made these biscuits and i found they were simple, fun and delicious! i followed the recipe exactly too and i would love to try them again! they went down really well with everyone. I tried a tester from the oven and i liked them so much, i found i had to to "test" a few more before letting my family at them!

thehbomb's picture

Yummy! My daughter loves these cookies and they are perfect for her to take to school to share with her friends. A lot of cookie recipes have nuts in and i'm always weary with kids and nut allergies. We will be making these again for sure!

kerry-whatley's picture
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i loved this recipe! it was so easy to make and tasted really good. only thing i did wrong was didnt space them far enough so i ended up with one big cookie!!

lovetobake28's picture
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I don't know if I did something wrong but these cookies were not soft and chewy at all. They were quite hard and it is a shame because the taste was there.

cherpymart's picture

These are divine cookies, for young or old I halved the I halved the mixture and made half with added 1 tablespoon of cocoa and chopped up galaxy chocolate. Fab thanks littlemisshappy145

cherpymart's picture

These are divine cookies, for young or old I halved the I halved the mixture and made half with added 1 tablespoon of cocoa and chopped up galaxy chocolate. Fab thanks littlemisshappy145

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