Simple Smartie Cookies

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These cookies are simple, tasty and can be thrown together really fast. The recipe is easy to follow and perfect for when you have little ones wanting to help out in the kitchen. 

I used smarties in this batch but as Halloween will soon be here, why not save this recipe for when you have mountains of leftover sweets! Anything chocolatey would work well but feel free to experiment and let your spooky creations come to life!

This recipe makes around 12 decent size cookies. If you don’t want to cook that many straight away, roll the dough into a sausage shape and wrap in cling film. This can be stored in the fridge for 4 days or frozen for up to one month and then just slice as you need it. If you are cooking from frozen add an extra 2 minutes to the cooking time.

πŸ›’ Ingredients πŸ›’ 

  • 200g caster sugar 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 110g cup unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g cups all-purpose flour 
  • Β½ tsp baking powder
  • 150g smarties 

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Method πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180Β°C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt and butter until pale.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue whisking until combined.
  4. Stir through the flour and baking powder until you have a thick dough. 
  5. Fold through the smarties so they are evenly distributed.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet. Make sure that you leave some space in-between as these will spread.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, they should be lightly golden but still soft to the touch. They will firm up as they cool down. Leave them on the baking tray to cool for 5 minutes and then remove and cool on a wire rack. 

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