Simple Smartie Cookies

Well, it has been a while since I posted anything but I’ve been a busy girl in the past few months.  I’ve graduated with distinction with an IT diploma and more importantly I’ve given birth to the little fluffy bundle of cuteness that is DS1.  At the time of writing this he is seven weeks and he is doing great but keeping me busy.

Being so busy leaves me with little time for cooking.  I still have to provide three meals a day though!  So needless to say the majority of them are things that can be taken from the freezer and placed in the oven.  Or at the very most, potatoes and veg with meat that can be cooked in the oven.  Today though, DD1 had a friend over and I wanted to treat them so I found the time to make some cookies.  They are so easy and hassle free.  I decided that I had to share the recipe.  It is easily adaptable to add just about any flavourings you wish so it’s a handy recipe to have in your arsenal. I will post the adapted versions over the next few weeks.

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125g Butter (at room temperature)
125g Caster sugar (you can use a mix of caster and soft brown sugar)
1 Egg
250g Self-raising flour
100g Smarties (or other sweets)

Using a mixer with a paddle/beater attachment, beat the sugar and butter until it is light and creamy.  Add in the egg and beat for another minute.  Next add in the flour and mix this in slowly until just combined.  Finally add in the Smarties and stir through the dough.

Using a 2oz cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  The mix makes 12-15 cookies.  You can use two spoons to place dollops of the mixture on the sheet either.  Place in a preheated oven at 190ºC for 12-15 mins.  They should be just turning a light golden brown.  Allow to cool for 3-4 mins in the tin and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  I often double this recipe because they are so delicious.

Let me know how you get on making these.  I would love to hear your feedback and comments.

The Irish Mammy



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