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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  • 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.

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18th Oct, 2008
Sorry i forgot to rate them
18th Oct, 2008
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.
23rd Aug, 2008
Thanks for this recipe - it's easy and tasty! I have made it a few times now, and occasionally replace 1tbs of the flour for cocoa powder just to make it even more chocolately! A word of warning - if you make this with children, keep a spare tube of Smarties as you're bound to 'lose' a few to eager tummies!
6th Aug, 2008
I tried this twice and on both occassions i found that the mixture would not come together properly. I added extra flour to do so which worked well. However the cookies were far too sweet and buttery.
17th Jul, 2008
These cookies are fab! They taste delicious and look fantastic (although some of my smarties split slightly, not that it mattered because the children ate them first). I followed the recipe in the magazine and didn't mix the smarties in the dough - has anyone tried this and does it work ok? I find 190c a little hot if you have a fan oven. I baked mine at 170c and left them in a bit longer and they turned out really crispy. However, don't overcook them if you prefer them a bit softer. Make sure you leave plenty of space between the cookies on the baking sheet because they do spread alot. My boys like BIG cookies and ping pong amounts of dough squashed to about a 1.5 cm thick will produce a lovely cookie about 13cm across. Hope you all make these, they're great!
2nd Jul, 2008
Yummy a really good recipe but be warned instruction one says mix dry ingredients then next instruction says to cream butter and sugar, so don't add sugar at the beginning. I have learnt to read ahead :)


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