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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27th Oct, 2009
I just peeked in the oven and the have trebbled in size, I recommend using 6 tubes of smarties and if your using gas oven like me, leave them in for 15min on top tray then 15 min on bottom and vise versa. I make 21 cookies. They look just like subways! Will rate after eaten 1.... maybe 2, these smell REALLY good.....
27th Oct, 2009
I have just popped them in the oven, my hand is killing me, if you don't have a hand mixer your gonna look like arnold schwartzanegger on one side if you make these evry day lol!
27th Oct, 2009
I am just about to make them- the butter is the worst part cos it is SOO stiff!!!
14th Oct, 2009
Great recipe. Works just as well if you cream the butter and sugar then put it in with the dry mix, then add egg and vanilla. I'd hurt my wrist and loads of creaming of butter etc was proving difficult. Well recommended. Have to agree on the reduction in the amount of sugar used though. Already very sweet!
10th Sep, 2009
A great recipe for the kids to make.
3rd Sep, 2009
My 11 year old son and his friends are hooked on these. Really big and colourful with loads of taste. I put milk/white buttons on some, or chocolate chips. Cram loads of chocolates on, as they spread so much. Lovely recipe
2nd Sep, 2009
I made half aswell as they were only for my Dad, and i added a bit mor flour because i thought the dough was too sloppy. Mine turned out thicker and more biscuit textured - but still tasted good :)
6th Aug, 2009
These are so simple to make. My 4 year old loved making them. I would like to try Jelly Tots in them and see if that works. They seriously do spread a lot. I will make these again and again.
27th May, 2009
super easy and super yums. instant promotion to favourite auntie in one batch ! really good with milk choc chips.
16th Mar, 2009
I made half the recipe, making 10 cookies. They do spread a lot and are huge, so you could make 20 smaller ones with half the mix. They were delicious and my children and their friends loved them. I expected them to be soft and chewy, but they are actually crisp and crunchy. This is not a criticism though. I made them with Reeces Pieces at the request of my kids. For those who don't know, they look like yellow, orange and brown Smarties, but they have peanut butter in them instead of chocolate. They are irresistable if you like peanut butter. I buy them at Morrisons. Next time I might do a mixture of these and Smarties.


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