Smartie Cookies

When we were little, my dad would buy my sister and I a pack of Smartie cookies from Tesco at the weekend. At the time, they looked like the biggest cookies ever and they always felt like such a treat. White chocolate cookies are one of the only things that Reece requests I bake, so I thought I would change it up a bit this week and swap for some smarties.

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But so they look that little bit extra special, I drizzled them with melted white chocolate and decorated them with the leftover chocolate.

The trick with cookies is to take them out the oven when the recipe states (in this case 12 minutes) even if they look underdone, as they continue to cook out of the oven and won’t be as soft and chewy otherwise. The recipe for this particular cookie dough is a Tanya Burr one that I kept from watching her YouTube videos.

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Ingredients
200g softened butter
300g caster sugar
1 large egg
325g self raising flour
200g smarties (x2 bags)

To decorate:
The remaining smarties
a few squares white chocolate

Method
1) Preheat the oven to 180o/c and line a baking tray with baking paper

2) Measure the butter and sugar into a large bowl and cream together until the mixture is pale and fluffy, then add in the egg and continue mixing to a smooth consistency

3) Gradually add in the flour, you might need to swap to mixing with a wooden spoon if it’s a bit tough

4) Mix in the smarties, then form 10 cookie dough balls and spread evenly on the tray (I do two batches of 5 as they spread in the oven)

5) Cook for 12 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

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I love that these take only a few minutes and there is no waiting around, so you could make them up before a movie day and enjoy them straight from the oven, or they keep for a couple of days stored in an airtight container. You can find other cookie recipes on this blog here: 

Chewy White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Salted Nutella Cornflake Cookies
Peanut Butter M&M Smartie Cookies

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