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Oct 052012
 

smartie cookie

Who hasn’t been coerced to buy these beauties in the supermarket for wide-eyed children….or, indeed, just for yourself?  Well, now you can bake them at home!  Easy to do and, if they don’t eat them all first, the kids can help put the Smarties on the top.  I actually preferred them the day after I made them, they were slightly chewier, but that’s just down to personal preference.  My kids loved them both days; ‘Mummy!  They’re just like the ones at Waitrose!’.  Job done.

smartie cookies emma bridgewater plate

You will need…

  • 350g  plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 250g soft butter
  • 250g sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 5ml vanilla extract
  • 2 tubes smarties (150g)

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and put to one side. Then (preferably in a mixer) cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix.  Then slowly beat in sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough. By hand, stir in one tube of Smarties. Roll dough into  balls about the size of a ping pong ball and place on baking trays lined with parchment paper. Leave plenty of room between each ball as they spread!  Adorn the top of each ball with three or four  more Smarties and bake at 190ºC (170º fan) for 12 to 15 minutes until pale golden brown. When you remove them from the oven, leave on the trays for a couple of minutes before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely. Store in airtight tins.

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  12 Responses to “Smartie Cookies”

  1. We will definitely be trying these….

  2. These look fabulous! Going to pin them so I remember to try them out later :)

  3. […] but not least, we have a yummy smartie cookie recipe from What Would Nigella Do? I’m going to bookmark this recipe to try with the children […]

  4. these look great – just like the shop bought ones…but I bet they taste much better!

  5. Going to try these at the weekend, may also try rolos too. How many cookies does this receipe make?

    • Ooh! Rolos sound yum! From memory….I made about 10 but I suppose it depends on how big the balls of dough are. I went for the super-size cookies, like they have in the supermakets. Let me know how they turn out x

      • Sarah, thanks. Cannot wait to try. I’ve put Rolos idea to one side. If Smarties ones are hood tomorrow then I am going to adapt receipe to make Chocolate cookies (with a dark choc majority) with salted peanuts scattered throughout! Will let you know how I get on with my initial batch!!

  6. Ooh made 18 from your receipe but next time I need to flatten a bit as I have semi puffy cookies! Also need more smarties, at least one more tube. Gorgeous tasting thou. I use 50:50 Wholemeal to White plain flour, and used light brown sugar. Thank you

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