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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23rd Feb, 2011
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23rd Feb, 2011
Just made these delish cookies with my girlfriend. i could have done with more smarties then i had. i used crunchy on some and that worked quite well. they cook in my oven i bit faster than it says, but then my oven can be crazy. i used 50g less sugar and they were sweet enough. They spread out a lot, it was great fun to watch, oh and its a bit odd but you really don't have to grease the baking trays. I advise that they are eaten with a drink, milk, tea or coffee go very well.
19th Feb, 2011
made these with the kids today and went with the 50g of sugar less and they are great. All round success thanks.
27th Dec, 2010
Very good recipe. Easy to make, replaced smarties with cranberries to make a nice Christmas cookie.
1st Dec, 2010
We all love these easy to make
28th Nov, 2010
This is a very easy recipe to follow, and the cookies looked great when they came out - really good if you want to sell for charity. However, the mixture was very dry so I had to add about a tablespoon of milk to get it to bind together. Also, as previously noted, its extremely sweet so I will try next time with less sugar.
22nd Nov, 2010
I ran out of caster sugar so put 50g too little in, but they still tasted amzing. I think they would have even been too sweet had I put the correct amount in. Definitely need to have them very spaced out on the tray - our first batch all just merged into one giant cookie (still tasty though!)
31st Aug, 2010
wow, what great cookies.... kids enjoyed making them and also eating them... defo going to do them again!!!...
25th Aug, 2010
Thanks for the recipe, easy to make, I added more flour. Next time I will flattern them a bit more. I think I added too much butter, Nice though!!
13th Jul, 2010
I have made these for my sons fourth birthday, i let each of my 3 boys try one & i tried one too before i put the rest away - they are so yummy! I really dont like smarties so i just ate around them - only problem is that ive already had another one ^_^ Hopefully i will manage to save some for the children!


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