Smarties Cookies

Smarties Cookies Collage

I haven’t made cookies in a long time. Cookies and biscuits require a steady and controlled oven temperature, so now that we have a new (normally functioning) oven, I decided to try out a recipe that my good friend Alex introduced me to.
The original recipe is from the BBC Good Food website, although Alex had substituted M&Ms for the chocolate chips, and I liked it a lot! Sadly, our local shops seemed to be completely sold out of original M&Ms last week, so Smarties was the next best thing!

These cookies are sweet, a little crispy on the outside and deliciously chewy on the inside, with a generous chocolate hit from the Smarties! Also, not far away from Millies Cookies in taste and texture… result!

The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125g Smarties or M&Ms
Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars for 3-4 minutes until smooth and pale.
Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
Add the flour and salt and mix until smooth.
Then add in your chosen candy and mix until distributed throughout the dough.
Roll the dough into little walnut-sized balls, and place on baking paper on a baking sheet. I baked 9 at a time to allow for spreading (this recipe made 28 cookies).
Smarties Cookies Method Collage
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until just golden round the edges.

Cool for a few minutes on the tray, and then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Smarties Cookies 2

Store in an airtight container.

Yum yum yum!

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