Smarties Cookies – BBC Good Food

The children love cookies, I know they aren’t good for them all the time but as an occasional treat they are okay. There favourite at the moment are the Smartie Cookies which they sell in a bag in Tesco.

But on the Journey to go waste free, we made our own.

We followed the BBC Good Food Website instructions, anyone who knows me knows biscuit and cookie making isn’t one of my strong points.

They were very easy to make and do. We popped to Tesco and the children wanted to buy the big pack of mini boxes, but instead we brought 5 individual boxes or tubes of smarties as they are cardboard tubes.

These are the ingredients if you wish to have a go yourself:

 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

I just creamed the butter and the caster sugar together and then added the other dry ingredients and the egg and gave it a good whisk.

We then had to divide the mixture up into 20 balls and add the smarties I used 4 smarties per cookie but to be honest we had about 30 smarties left so we could of added more.

Cook for 12 minutes and leave to cool then serve.

We took these when we visited family and they all agreed they were super yummy and tasted much better than shop brought cookies, plus the added bonus is we know exactly what is in them.

Oh and before I forget here is the link if you like to follow recipes, unlike me who likes to wing it!

Smarties Cookie receipe  


A Kent Mum