Buttery, crumbly, and slightly chewy is the best way to describe these moreish smarties cookies. They are fun to make, and everyone will love them.
As the name implies, smarties cookies are cookies that have chocolate smarties in them. Similar to chocolate chip cookies that have chocolate chips in cookies.
The difference is in the coating. Chocolate chips are not coated with crispy sugar like chocolate Smarties.
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Therefore, you can use any sugar-coated chocolates that are available where you live.
And the recipe I am sharing with you here uses a simple butter cookies recipe with an easy method. They are so easy to make that you can do it with your little ones as a fun activity.
When it comes to the texture of the cookies, you can make them soft and crumbly or soft and chewy. It all depends on how long you bake them.
And because it doesn’t take much time to prepare. In total, you can get these cookies ready in half an hour.
It’s perfect when you feel like having some sweet treats without the need to go out to the shop.
What you need to make them
You only need five ingredients to make these smarties cookies.
- Soft light-brown sugar.
- Plain flour/ all-purpose flour.
- Baking powder.
- Sugar-coated chocolates/ chocolate Smarties.
Apart from the smarties and maybe soft light brown sugar, the other items are pretty basic for our kitchen/ pantry, aren’t they?
- Mixing bowl.
- Wooden spoon.
- Handheld mixer.
- Baking tray.
- Greaseproof paper/ parchment paper.
- Cooling rack.
How to make cookies with chocolate smarties
Firstly, cream the butter and soft light brown sugar until it is pale and fluffy. You can use a wooden spoon, a handheld mixer, or a stand mixer.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into the butter mixture. Then mix and knead slightly until you get a smooth dough.
Lastly, mix more than half of your chocolate smarties into the dough, leaving some for decoration.
Take and shape the dough into small balls and place them on a lined baking tray. Space them apart well enough for the cookies to expand later. And press them gently with the back of a spoon until they are about 8 mm/ 0.3 inch in thickness.
Bake the cookies preheated oven at gas 4/180℃/ 350℉ for about 10-12 minutes if you want them soft and chewy. Or bake them for about 15-20 minutes until light golden if you want the cookies to be firm but crumbly.
When to put smarties on cookies
You can mix the chocolate smarties in the dough, shape the dough with some smarties in and later put some more on the top. This way you can find those sweets inside as you bite the cookies.
But you can just roll and shape the dough without the choccies and press some as you flatten it.
And if you happen to have leftovers of these sugar-coated chocolates, you can use them to make Valentine’s day crack.
The cookies never last long in our household though they keep well in a tight-lidded jar for a week.
If you want to, you can freeze the dough without the smarties for 2 months. And when you need it, you can let it thaw to room temperature before shaping it and putting the smarties.
More cookies recipes
Thank you for checking this smarties cookies recipe. I hope you like trying it out. When you do, please let me know what you think about it in the comments below. I really appreciate it.
And before you go, why don’t you check my other cookie recipes that you may like?
- White chocolate chip and cranberry cookies.
- Chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil and muscovado sugar.
- Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
- Nastar cookies: Indonesian pineapple tarts.
- Chocolate chip cookies with no butter.
Take care and all the best.
Smarties Cookies Recipe
- Mixing bowls.
- Wooden spoon
- Handheld mixer
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper
- Cooling rack
- 7.05 ounces butter. at room temperature.
- 5.29 ounces soft light brown sugar.
- 10.58 ounces all-purpose flour/ plain flour.
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder.
- 2 packs smarties tubes.
- Preheat the oven to 180℃/ 350℉/ Gas 4. Prepare a few large baking sheets/ trays, and line them with greaseproof paper or baking paper.
- Place the butter and soft light brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Using a handheld mixer, whisk them until you get a creamy buttercream in a pale colour.
- Sieve the plain flour and baking powder.
- Fold the flour mixture into the butter mix. Use a spoon or your hand to mix and knead a little until you get smooth cookie dough.
- Add the smarties into the dough and leave some for decoration. Quickly mix the dough and smarties.
- Bake the smarties cookies in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden.
- Leave the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- If you don’t have plain flour, you can use self-raising flour. Just make sure you omit the baking powder if you choose to do so.
- Bake longer (15 minutes or more) if you prefer crumbly cookies. And bake them shorter (about 10-12 minutes) if you like soft and slightly chewy cookies.
Nutritional info in this recipe is only estimate using online calculator. You should refer to it as a guide only. Please verify with your own data if you seek an accurate info.