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)

teatree's picture

I have made these cookies several son took them to a youth charity cake stall and they went down a trat i have made them twice more for youth events,,thanks for the recipe xx

choccow56's picture

These were popular, only made half mixture, and made 18 smaller cookies, good buttery flavour, but thought they might be chewy, bit disappointed that they were crispy. Still good recipe though and would make again.

bakes3120's picture

I was disappointed on making these cookies that the Smarties completely lost their colour when cooked. The cookies were fine but not as colourful as the picture promise. Any solutions?

pinkystan's picture

This is the same recipe as one of Rachel Allen's - it's a definite favourite and I never have any trouble with it : )

flatcakes's picture

Check out how they price compare- they cost about £1.60 to make - much cheaper than a box of posh cookies.

sketches's picture

I mixed mine with part margarine and part butter and as I was making a half mixture only used a egg yolk. They came out really nicely and put different sweets and buttons in mine for my friends child themed party.

chickin66's picture

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

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

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

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

soooooooooooooo nice

chocolatedude's picture

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

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

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

chocolatedude's picture

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

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

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ljt212's picture

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.


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