Scrummy Smarties Cookies

Some more biscuits! As mentioned in my previous shortbread post, I have somewhat of an addiction to biscuits so this weekend I decided to make some smarties cookies!

I was up bright and early Saturday morning baking these; I even took a cup of tea and a warm cookie up to James in bed (top girlfriend I think!). Simple and super tasty, these cookies definitely taste as good as Millies Cookies, and are best fresh straight out of the oven.

These take less than 10 minutes to bake, and making up the mixture is so easy. You don’t have to use smarties either, why not add some m&ms, white chocolate chips or nuts? My next cookies are going to be raspberry and white chocolate, my absolute favourite!

Here’s how to make your own smarties cookies. This makes about 12:

Ingredients:

112g butter

85g light brown soft sugar

2 tbsp milk

2 tbsp golden syrup

Half a tsp vanilla extract

170g self-raising flour

1-2 packs of Smarties

Chocolate chips (optional)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and lightly flour your baking tray ready for when you bake your cookies.

2. Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and cream together with a wooden spoon.

3. Add in the milk, golden syrup, vanilla extract and self-raising flour and give it a good mix. Then add the Smarties and chocolate chips (if using) and mix well to make a thick batter.

4. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray. Make sure that there is enough space in between each cookies to allow the mix to spread.

5. Bake your cookies in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Make sure they feel soft to touch on top. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy on it’s own with a cuppa, or warmed up with ice cream!

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