Gooey, chewy chocolate cookies with embedded Smarties! An easy recipe for the summer holidays, the kids will love to make them, and love to eat them even more!
So, the school holidays of 2020 have begun, not that many will notice because of all the time off that the kids have had this year due to lockdown! You might have used up most of your activity ideas to keep the children entertained, or maybe you had more time to prepare because you’ve been off work yourself. Still, one thing that’s different between these school holidays and lockdown, is that the shops are no longer empty, and you can finally buy flour!
I thought I’d kick off the hols with these tasty Smarties Chocolate Cookies. They’re colourful, fun to make for children, and more importantly, require very little washing up!
The amount of cookies you make depends on the size that you make them, but I get a batch of 24 small cookies from this recipe (although they still don’t last more than a few days in our house!).
Here’s how I made these Smarties Chocolate Cookies
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- 100g caster sugar
- 125g brown sugar
- 125g softened butter/stork
- 225g self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 2 x 118g bags of smarties
What you’ll need to make these Smarties Chocolate Cookies
Wire Cooling Rack
To prepare, preheat oven 180 degrees, and place greaseproof paper on 2-3 baking trays. I generally find it best to split them between about 4 standard baking trays, you can always bake one tray at time.
- Firstly, place the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl, and mix together with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
- Secondly, add the egg and continue to mix until combined.
- Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
- Empty one bag of Smarties into the mixing bowl and fold in with a spoon.
- Roll the mixture into balls, roughly the size of a walnut, and place on the baking trays widely spread with plenty of space between them. (Tip – you can do this just with your hands, or an ice cream scoop can also be quite useful for this. I generally place 6 on one standard baking tray at a time.)
- Take some Smarties from the second bag, and place a few of them on top of each of the balls.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
- When ready, remove from the oven. When your first take them out, they may look a bit soft on the top. Leave on the side for a couple of minutes to harden before placing them on a wire cooling rack.