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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chickin66's picture
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Really yummy biscuits and my 3 year old son really enjoyed pushing the smarties into the dough balls when they were on the baking sheet. Will definitely cook again as they make a good quantity for sharing.

robynturner's picture

I make these cookies all the time for friends and they are always moist and gooey!
Great recipe

jazzoo's picture
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so good for kids party's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My kids love it really love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My kids like it whith haribo sweets and smarties!!!!!!!!!!!!

zoeym95's picture
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Made these earlier today. I was glad that i read the reviews beforehand. I halved the quantity, because i didn't really want to buy 4 tubes of smarties on their own! i also reduced the sugar so that they weren't as sweet. Made 16 small cookies, having them small means i wont be as inclined to eat as much, which is a bonus as they will last longer!!

lucyrumens's picture
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Sorry to buck the trend but I am not a fan of this recipe. I know it says that the biscuits spread but honestly I think I would have had to put just 4 biscuits per sheet to stop them becoming one big one. I just don't have the time!

coco20988's picture
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soooooooooooooo nice

chocolatedude's picture
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made them again made a few changes used 7oz light brown sugar and 14oz plain flour and the dough came together better taste great x

trackie3009's picture
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Tried this the first time at the weekend and I can't believe how yummy they tasted. So much better than the shop brought cookies.

sweetheart111's picture
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i made the recipe it was the most tasty thing ive ever had in my life : )

chocolatedude's picture
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we made them for a big group each batch came out slightly different this just made them look home cooked great feedback we think they are delicious cant wait till i need them again x

michelle_l_parkin's picture
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Delicious! Nice chewy cookies, we made some with chocolate chips and some with smarties

musicmad123's picture

v yummy with chocolate buttons put into the mixture

ljt212's picture
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forgot to rate

ljt212's picture
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Just made these delish cookies with my girlfriend. i could have done with more smarties then i had. i used crunchy on some and that worked quite well. they cook in my oven i bit faster than it says, but then my oven can be crazy. i used 50g less sugar and they were sweet enough. They spread out a lot, it was great fun to watch, oh and its a bit odd but you really don't have to grease the baking trays. I advise that they are eaten with a drink, milk, tea or coffee go very well.

prrrrfect's picture
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made these with the kids today and went with the 50g of sugar less and they are great. All round success thanks.

conkezz's picture
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Very good recipe. Easy to make, replaced smarties with cranberries to make a nice Christmas cookie.

nikone's picture
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We all love these ..so easy to make

karenlong's picture
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This is a very easy recipe to follow, and the cookies looked great when they came out - really good if you want to sell for charity. However, the mixture was very dry so I had to add about a tablespoon of milk to get it to bind together. Also, as previously noted, its extremely sweet so I will try next time with less sugar.

bewsy84's picture
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I ran out of caster sugar so put 50g too little in, but they still tasted amzing. I think they would have even been too sweet had I put the correct amount in. Definitely need to have them very spaced out on the tray - our first batch all just merged into one giant cookie (still tasty though!)

nicky1679's picture
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wow, what great cookies.... kids enjoyed making them and also eating them... defo going to do them again!!!...

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