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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17th Feb, 2009
my brownies loved these we used mini smarties and made mini cookies yummy was the vote
15th Feb, 2009
Lovely, easy to make cookies, however I agree you need to reduce the amount of sugar by about 50g. Instead of smarties I used a couple of packs of choc chips. Clague family - I mixed these into the dough mixture and it worked fine. :-)
8th Feb, 2009
We made it with half the ingredients and only made 9 or 10. We think they taste great with a good cup of coffee. They tasted a bit like a crispy cake!!!!! We make something every now and again and this looked good on our laptop so we made it.!
6th Feb, 2009
Made these for my little girl she loved them we will make these again for her birthday.
28th Jan, 2009
My little boy loves making these cookies especially with his gran.
14th Jan, 2009
sooo yummy ike ones we used to have at school, slightly gooey in the centre too
19th Dec, 2008
I had real trouble with this i followed the recipe exactly, the mixture would not come together nicely and when it did the cookies did not taste nice at all!
31st Oct, 2008
Made these for my daughters birthday, they went down really well!!! Have been asked to give the recipe to 4 mums !! REALLY easy to make and very yummy. Thanks for the recipe!!
26th Oct, 2008
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26th Oct, 2008
These cookies are fab! They taste delicious and look fantastic !!!! VERY EASY! I ve made lots of things in my life but i never tryed cookies before and they were so easy. I have to make them now every weekend! thitime i made them with chocolate buttons...................and same thing again yam yam yam yam


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