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Friday, 16 September 2016

Smarties Cookies Recipe


I haven't done a foodie post in ages, but when I was asked by my sister-in-law to make some Smarties Cookies for her daughters christening I just figured I might as well share here too.

These cookies are hugely popular with little ones, and well large ones (adults you know) and to be completely honest are simple and pretty quick to make.

I got the recipe from the BBC Good Food site, but I'll also add it below too.








Ingredients: 
350g/12oz plain flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1tsp baking powder
250g/9oz butter softened
300g/ 10oz caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 X 40g boxes Smarties - or one grab bag of Smarties


How to:
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda,baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl, then set a side.
Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.Gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough.
Roll the dough into 20 balls, then place on ungreased baking drays, spaced well apart. (WARNING: THE COOKIES WILL EXPAND LOTS, DO NOT PUT CLOSE TOGETHER!!! )
Press several Smarties into each ball, flattening the ball slightly.
Bake for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.
Leave on trays for two minutes and move to cooling racks to cool completely.
They will keep in an airtight tin for up to 5 days

Making these really reminded me how much I love baking - I made my three ingredient brownies the other week as a treat for Dann - and how much I love writing and putting together recipe posts.
I think autumn and winter make for the best season for recipe posting. Every one wants to stay inside and cook homely foods where as summer everyone is outside and dining out. I'll be adding lots of recipes over the next few months so keep an eye out!

Also who's loving Bake Off right now!?!? We're obsessed in our house!
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