These cookies are another one of my standbys. They are perfect for when children come round. Or easy for a party. I use them a lot and sometimes make double the amount of dough, putting half of it in the fridge and then bake it the next day (because the first lot have already mysteriously disappeared).
They are called smartie cookies but you can also make them with the same amount of milk, dark or white chocolate (or a mix) which you’ve chopped into chunks – roughly the size of a smartie. In addition if you haven’t got any soft brown sugar in your cupboard use white.
I make 12 medium sized cookies. You can make about 16 smaller cookies, just remember you may have to alter the cooking time by a few minutes.
- 100g/4oz butter (slightly softened)
- 100g/4oz light brown soft sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- a small dash vanilla extract
- 147g share bag of smarties (or 150g chopped chocolate)
- 175g/6oz self-raising flour
- Pre-heat the oven to 160 fan/ 175 degrees regular
- Cream sugar with butter
- Stir in syrup and vanilla extract
- Mix in the smarties.
- Add the flour. Press the flour in with the back of your spoon. (You might need to get your hands in) and form a dough ball.
- Divide into 12 balls. Do not flatten.
- Place on greased baking tin and put in oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes until slightly browned. They will still be soft but will harden out of the oven.
- Allow to cool – on a baking rack if you have one.