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Smartie Cookies

Submitted by: Hajra
This recipe is in categories Baking, Party food,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 2
Comments: Care or help needed with the oven.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 13-16 mins
Number of servings: 25 cookies
Serving suggestions: Pass them round at a tea party

A fun recipe for a cookie with a hidden difference.


Making and cooking it
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), Gas mark 4
  2. Cream the butter in a large bowl, and add the sugar and beat until soft and light
  3. Add the vanilla, then the eggs gradually while beating
  4. Place the flour and salt in a separate, medium-sized bowl and sift in the bicarbonate of soda and the baking powder, then mix
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold in, then add the Smarties and mix
  6. Form the dough into balls (to make big cookies, use a golf ball size; for small ones, use small walnut size) and place them on baking trays (there’s no need to grease or line them), allowing plenty of room for spreading
  7. Place the cookies in the oven. Small cookies take about 8 minutes and large ones about 13 –16 minutes. They are cooked when they are golden around the edges and pale golden in the centre - they will still be a bit gooey and chewy if you cook them like this. For crisper cookies, bake until they are evenly golden all over. They often cook unevenly so keep checking them in the oven and take out the cooked ones
  8. Transfer to a wire rack while hot, using a stainless-steel fish slice - if you let them cool on the baking trays they will stick