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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dominika250698
23rd Nov, 2011
These are just amazing although i have added chocolate chips the second time and they came out D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.
lianeg
23rd Nov, 2011
5.05
Made these for the scool fair and they turned out lovely! Cooked for slightly less than 15 min as I have a fan oven and the first batch was a little dark round the edges. Put-r 7 smarties on each cookie - one in the middle and 6 around that one in a circle and it worked - the smarties looked like a flower pattern once cooked! I only managed to fit 6 cookies on each large tray, so the trays had to take it in turns, which just meant the oven was on for a long time! Lovely easy recipe!
diddydave
15th Nov, 2011
4.05
I've made these twice and my granddaughter thinks they are "cool".
clairelumley1981
31st Oct, 2011
5.05
Loved this recipe. Made these with my three year old, easy to make and tasted delicious. Big hit. Will be making again.
sarah_harrison
18th Oct, 2011
4.05
I agree with the others that they are very sweet I may reduce the sugra next time. Also I don't know if it was my oven but they were not cooked in the time stated so i gave them a bit longer then they went over. My smarties also sort of dissappeared. I am going to try them again though as they look lovely in the photo if they go right.
stacefraz
11th Oct, 2011
5.05
this is a great and easy recipe! taste great and I love that they are so sweet!
wilson378
5th Oct, 2011
5.05
all i can say is yum yum and my kids loved them as well.
jackthechef
2nd Oct, 2011
5.05
Very good, me, my grandma and my two cousins made them and they were baked to perfection. In such a short period of time. Defenatly a saver. Jack, 13 x
missbake
25th Sep, 2011
4.05
I made these cookies with my three year old son who enjoyed pressing in the sweets, I did not use Smarties but a similar alternative. I found these cookies were really nice when hot with ice cream and soft and chewy when cooled, I baked in a fan oven at 160c for 12 minutes then turned it around and left it for 15 minutes. As a tip if you prefer softer cookies then do not let the cookies brown so much even if they look very soft when taken out the oven they get harder when they cool. Thank You to all the people who said the cookies spread so much I made small golf ball size balls with 4 on a baking sheet which was perfect. A good recipe!!
thepearsons
16th Sep, 2011
Had great fun with the grandkids they are 3 & 4 and we counted the smarties out which helped the with maths.

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