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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shonahutchison's picture
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I have made these for my sons fourth birthday, i let each of my 3 boys try one & i tried one too before i put the rest away - they are so yummy! I really dont like smarties so i just ate around them - only problem is that ive already had another one ^_^ Hopefully i will manage to save some for the children!

123mummy's picture
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just made these with kids, they were really easy and taste yummy. However next time i think i'll flatten them out more and cook lower for longer to get them more crispy. Love the idea of using choc chips too..

dalalazar's picture
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thank you for this recipe, very delicious

marola's picture
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Wonderful. I made them a little small as have many to feed. Had to translate the recipe into Portuguese for my neighbour as her family demanded that she make some.

leonie_c's picture
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Loved the recipe although I did find that I had to use a lot more flour to bring the mixture together. I also used loads of smarties and they turned out fabulous!

avamillar's picture
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I made this for the kids and was so easy, they turned out perfect, but I did'nt have smarties, so I used crushed Mini eggs instead - worked a treat!!

nicolajones's picture
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i found that there was not enough flour added (as stated) so added more to aid the mixture making it less sloppy.
and far to much sugar, very very sweet, not good for the little ones!
other than this they were very tasty.

jaxzmusic's picture
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DELISH :D I decided to make a GIGANTIC smarties cookie instead of a cake for my boyfriend's birthday and he absolutely loved it :) thanks! x

cookingmumma's picture

Fantastic easy to follow recipe, had great fun cooking these with my kids, and makes loads, we made 22 large cookies, and they are VERY YUMMY!!!

imabaker's picture
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excellent recipe, makes great cookies and fabulous that you can add whatever chocolate things sweets or nuts or anything if you're not keen on smarties, this is the best cookie recipe ive found!!!! (apart from double choc chunk!)

gojyo4eva's picture
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Wow... just wow... 10/10 result, I burnt my mouth on the smarties cos I was so eager to try one... 9/10 due to now having a sore arm from beating butter and sugar, but totally worth it. Proberably used bout 4-6 table spoons extra flour and will use less sugar next time.
If you haven't tryed them yet, why not?!

gojyo4eva's picture
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I just peeked in the oven and the have trebbled in size, I recommend using 6 tubes of smarties and if your using gas oven like me, leave them in for 15min on top tray then 15 min on bottom and vise versa. I make 21 cookies. They look just like subways! Will rate after eaten 1.... maybe 2, these smell REALLY good.....

gojyo4eva's picture
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I have just popped them in the oven, my hand is killing me, if you don't have a hand mixer your gonna look like arnold schwartzanegger on one side if you make these evry day lol!

gojyo4eva's picture
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I am just about to make them- the butter is the worst part cos it is SOO stiff!!!

gricicle's picture
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Great recipe. Works just as well if you cream the butter and sugar then put it in with the dry mix, then add egg and vanilla. I'd hurt my wrist and loads of creaming of butter etc was proving difficult. Well recommended. Have to agree on the reduction in the amount of sugar used though. Already very sweet!

rebecca1july's picture
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A great recipe for the kids to make.

teresahall's picture
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My 11 year old son and his friends are hooked on these. Really big and colourful with loads of taste. I put milk/white buttons on some, or chocolate chips. Cram loads of chocolates on, as they spread so much. Lovely recipe

bethyboo92's picture

I made half aswell as they were only for my Dad, and i added a bit mor flour because i thought the dough was too sloppy. Mine turned out thicker and more biscuit textured - but still tasted good :)

racheal's picture

These are so simple to make. My 4 year old loved making them. I would like to try Jelly Tots in them and see if that works. They seriously do spread a lot. I will make these again and again.

becsterbear's picture
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super easy and super yums.
instant promotion to favourite auntie in one batch !
really good with milk choc chips.

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