Smarties Cookies

Smarties Cookies

Sometimes you need a cookie fix, and you need it quick! These cookies are soooo quick to make, deliciously soft and crumbly and hit the spot quickly in terms of a sugar fix. Today I’m adding smarties into the mix – kids and adults alike will love them! Now in my day (seriously, how old does that make me sound?!) smarties were very vivid in colour…now that artificial colours are a no no (and rightly so in some respects) they’re not quite so, however they haven’t changed much in taste (phew!) – I’ve always loved that the orange smarties always tasted of orange chocolate!

So whether you’re baking for the kids in your life, or if you’re revisiting your childhood, here’s how to make your own; you’ll need:

  • 225g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 170g tube of Carnation condensed milk
  • 350g self raising flour
  • 2 tubes of smarties (bashed)

You’ll also need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring scales
  • Rolling in
  • Sealable bag
  • Sieve
  • Metal spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Cooling rack

Method:

  1. Put your smarties in a sealed bag and give them a bit of a bash with the rolling pin to break them up (but not obliterate them!)
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream softened butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy (to cream the two, use a metal spoon and press and drag the mixture against the side of the bowl…you’ll hear the sugar crunching)
  3. Add the condensed milk and stir until combined
  4. Sieve in the flour and fold in using a figure of eight movement
  5. Add your smarties pieces and mix in using the same figure of eight movement
  6. Roll walnut sized balls and put them on a lined baking tray – make sure you leave enough space between cookies
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius/Gas Mark 4 for 12-15 minutes
  8.  Leave to set on a cooling rack when they’re removed from the oven

Don’t forget, they are a bit soft and breakable when they first come out of the oven so leaving them to set for 5-10 minutes before you transfer them to the rack is a must. If you don’t, you’ll ruin them.

If you’re looking for a more chocolatey cookie, how about my Double Chocolate Cookie recipe?

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