Smarties are a childhood favourite chocolate for a lot of us. No one ever quite understood the infamous mystery behind saving the red ones for last. Likewise, nothing says reminiscence like cookies. The aroma of a fresh batch of cookies simply can’t be beat. So what happens when you fuse the two sweets together? A confectionary masterpiece. It’s a surprisingly simple and quick recipe that any inner child is bound to love. The key lies in the simplicity, here’s how:
- 1 1/2 cups of Smarties chocolate
- 1 cup butter
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cupall-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
- In large bowl, start with your dry ingredients. I’ve always found this technique to better incorporate all the ingredients: combining dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients. Beat in the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar and salt.
- Next, work with your wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Allow the butter to soften at room temperature and once so, beat the softened butter with an electric mixer until it forms a creamy mixture. Then beat in the vanilla extract and eggs one by one into the mix.
- Next, combine your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients into one large bowl, and mix for another 1-2 minutes until well combined. Once complete, I tend to knead the dough around until it forms one large ball, which makes it easier to separate into portions for the next step.
- Using a spoon, scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough, knead into a small ball, then flatten the dough into a circle shape. Place all shaped cookies onto a greased baking tray. Press 4-5 smarties on the top of your cookies depending on its size. Once complete, bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes. To check if it’s completely baked, I use the toothpick technique. If you can stick a toothpick into your cookies and no dough sticks to the toothpick, its ready to come out of the oven.
And just that simple, you have a classic twist on the perfect bite-sized treat! These can be served as goodiebag treats, or if you’re reluctant on sharing, perfectly fine as a solo snack. Approved by yours truly – S.