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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8th Dec, 2011
made this with my two little girls. didn't have any smarties so substituted it with chopped up galaxy choc. turned out brilliantly will definitely make again!
3rd Dec, 2011
Great recipe. I weighed the mixture and divided by 15. Each cookie was than the same size and there were no arguements over who got the biggest!
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.
23rd Nov, 2011
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!
15th Nov, 2011
I've made these twice and my granddaughter thinks they are "cool".
31st Oct, 2011
Loved this recipe. Made these with my three year old, easy to make and tasted delicious. Big hit. Will be making again.
18th Oct, 2011
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.
11th Oct, 2011
this is a great and easy recipe! taste great and I love that they are so sweet!
5th Oct, 2011
all i can say is yum yum and my kids loved them as well.
2nd Oct, 2011
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


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