• 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


  • STEP 1
    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  • STEP 2
    Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda,baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl, then set a side.
  • STEP 3
    Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • STEP 4
    Gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough.
  • STEP 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!!! )
  • STEP 6
    Press several Smarties into each ball, flattening the ball slightly.
  • STEP 7
    Bake for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.
  • STEP 8
    Leave on trays 2 minutes and remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
  • STEP 9
    Will keep in an airtight tin for up to 5 days
  • STEP 10
  • STEP 11
    PER COOKIE : 253 kcalorices, protein 3g, carbohydrate 35g, fat 12g, saturated fat 7g, fibre 1g, sugar 22g, salt o.47g.

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