Smarties cookies
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Smarties cookies

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Servings

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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niamhmcadden
12th Jul, 2016
I agree!!!!!!!!!!!
mrsb193
19th Apr, 2013
5.05
Just made these cookies with my 2 and 4 year old, easy and really scrummy, the kids (and mummy) love them!! Although like someone else said when baking with kids you may need another tube of smarties, a few got eaten so we had to use raisins in a few ;) Will def be making these again :-)
yolo1999
4th Mar, 2013
5.05
i added a secret ingredient and i wont tell they are amazing they are the size of elephants
saffroncs
5th Feb, 2013
5.05
Abolutely Brilliant. So soft an sweet. Such an easy recipe and they taste amazing!
twar123
11th Nov, 2012
5.05
Great, they taste just like the ones you buy from the store!
hannahb1012003
10th Nov, 2012
1.05
I've just made these and I really don't like them, they have expanded loads and they look and taste rank! I don't know what I've done differently to everyone else :-(
edelann
7th Nov, 2012
5.05
Forgot to rate
edelann
7th Nov, 2012
5.05
Really nice cookies
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helenthom
14th Oct, 2012
5.05
Superb, these always turn out really well for me. My "go-to" smarty cookie/biscuit recipe.
soowellfair
9th Oct, 2012
I am notoriously bad at baking biscuits so I didn't expect much, but WOW was I pleasantly surprised. I followed the recipe almost to the letter. The only differences were I used granulated sugar instead of caster and added a spoonful of custard powder. The cookies were amazing. Really big and wonderfully chewy, just like the "Rainbow Cookies" I used to sell when I worked at a well-knows cookie chain. 10/10

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