Smarties cookies
Member recipe

Smarties cookies

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(75 ratings)

Member recipe by


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!

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 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.

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (104)

gojyo4eva's picture

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

gricicle's picture

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

A great recipe for the kids to make.

teresahall's picture

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

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

annie0176's picture

I made half the recipe, making 10 cookies. They do spread a lot and are huge, so you could make 20 smaller ones with half the mix. They were delicious and my children and their friends loved them. I expected them to be soft and chewy, but they are actually crisp and crunchy. This is not a criticism though.

I made them with Reeces Pieces at the request of my kids. For those who don't know, they look like yellow, orange and brown Smarties, but they have peanut butter in them instead of chocolate. They are irresistable if you like peanut butter. I buy them at Morrisons.

Next time I might do a mixture of these and Smarties.

brownowlval's picture

my brownies loved these we used mini smarties and made mini cookies yummy was the vote

lmb3cats's picture

Lovely, easy to make cookies, however I agree you need to reduce the amount of sugar by about 50g.
Instead of smarties I used a couple of packs of choc chips. Clague family - I mixed these into the dough mixture and it worked fine. :-)

maxwellcat's picture

We made it with half the ingredients and only made 9 or 10. We think they taste great with a good cup of coffee. They tasted a bit like a crispy cake!!!!! We make something every now and again and this looked good on our laptop so we made it.!

wendy2006's picture

Made these for my little girl she loved them we will make these again for her birthday.

vcmc31's picture

My little boy loves making these cookies especially with his gran.

omfmcmahon's picture

sooo yummy ike ones we used to have at school, slightly gooey in the centre too

samdee88's picture

I had real trouble with this i followed the recipe exactly, the mixture would not come together nicely and when it did the cookies did not taste nice at all!

elenapericleous's picture

Made these for my daughters birthday, they went down really well!!! Have been asked to give the recipe to 4 mums !! REALLY easy to make and very yummy. Thanks for the recipe!!

hannalong's picture

forgot to rate them

hannalong's picture

These cookies are fab! They taste delicious and look fantastic !!!! VERY EASY! I ve made lots of things in my life but i never tryed cookies before and they were so easy. I have to make them now every weekend! thitime i made them with chocolate buttons...................and same thing again yam yam yam yam

lilaclady's picture

Sorry i forgot to rate them

lilaclady's picture

I love this recipe, and ive made 4 lots up to now.I have made them plain too for grown ups and theyve loved them,i did find them too sweet so i reduced the sugar by 50grams,and theyre perfect.I think i will try the chocolate version too.


Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…