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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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!
2nd Jul, 2010
just made these with kids, they were really easy and taste yummy. However next time i think i'll flatten them out more and cook lower for longer to get them more crispy. Love the idea of using choc chips too..
25th Jun, 2010
thank you for this recipe, very delicious
21st Jun, 2010
Wonderful. I made them a little small as have many to feed. Had to translate the recipe into Portuguese for my neighbour as her family demanded that she make some.
18th Apr, 2010
Loved the recipe although I did find that I had to use a lot more flour to bring the mixture together. I also used loads of smarties and they turned out fabulous!
9th Apr, 2010
I made this for the kids and was so easy, they turned out perfect, but I did'nt have smarties, so I used crushed Mini eggs instead - worked a treat!!
5th Apr, 2010
i found that there was not enough flour added (as stated) so added more to aid the mixture making it less sloppy. and far to much sugar, very very sweet, not good for the little ones! other than this they were very tasty.
5th Apr, 2010
DELISH :D I decided to make a GIGANTIC smarties cookie instead of a cake for my boyfriend's birthday and he absolutely loved it :) thanks! x
4th Apr, 2010
Fantastic easy to follow recipe, had great fun cooking these with my kids, and makes loads, we made 22 large cookies, and they are VERY YUMMY!!!
2nd Apr, 2010
excellent recipe, makes great cookies and fabulous that you can add whatever chocolate things sweets or nuts or anything if you're not keen on smarties, this is the best cookie recipe ive found!!!! (apart from double choc chunk!)


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