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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  • 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


    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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Comments (104)

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

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

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

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

beatriceng8's picture

made this with my two little girls. didn't have any smarties so substituted it with chopped up galaxy choc. turned out brilliantly will definitely make again!

kissmecakes's picture

Great recipe. I weighed the mixture and divided by 15. Each cookie was than the same size and there were no arguements over who got the biggest! <3

dominika250698's picture

These are just amazing although i have added chocolate chips the second time and they came out D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.

lianeg's picture

Made these for the scool fair and they turned out lovely! Cooked for slightly less than 15 min as I have a fan oven and the first batch was a little dark round the edges. Put-r 7 smarties on each cookie - one in the middle and 6 around that one in a circle and it worked - the smarties looked like a flower pattern once cooked! I only managed to fit 6 cookies on each large tray, so the trays had to take it in turns, which just meant the oven was on for a long time!

Lovely easy recipe!

diddydave's picture

I've made these twice and my granddaughter thinks they are "cool".

clairelumley1981's picture

Loved this recipe. Made these with my three year old, easy to make and tasted delicious. Big hit. Will be making again.

sarah_harrison's picture

I agree with the others that they are very sweet I may reduce the sugra next time. Also I don't know if it was my oven but they were not cooked in the time stated so i gave them a bit longer then they went over. My smarties also sort of dissappeared. I am going to try them again though as they look lovely in the photo if they go right.

stacefraz's picture

this is a great and easy recipe! taste great and I love that they are so sweet!

wilson378's picture

all i can say is yum yum and my kids loved them as well.

jackthechef's picture

Very good, me, my grandma and my two cousins made them and they were baked to perfection. In such a short period of time. Defenatly a saver.

Jack, 13


missbake's picture

I made these cookies with my three year old son who enjoyed pressing in the sweets, I did not use Smarties but a similar alternative. I found these cookies were really nice when hot with ice cream and soft and chewy when cooled, I baked in a fan oven at 160c for 12 minutes then turned it around and left it for 15 minutes. As a tip if you prefer softer cookies then do not let the cookies brown so much even if they look very soft when taken out the oven they get harder when they cool. Thank You to all the people who said the cookies spread so much I made small golf ball size balls with 4 on a baking sheet which was perfect. A good recipe!!

thepearsons's picture

Had great fun with the grandkids they are 3 & 4 and we counted the smarties out which helped the with maths.

11lauriej's picture

sounds great, can't wait to try it!


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