Smarties Cookies

Chocolate-chip biscuits

Peter Flynn

made m&m-cookies.

This was photocopied from a magazine decades ago, and there is no indication on it of where it came from, possibly Good Housekeeping. It didn't make enough for what I wanted, so I multiplied it up, and substituted maple for golden syrup.

Note that these are UK/Ireland (and probably British Commonwealth) Smarties, not US Smarties ☺

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Makes 12. Heat your (fan) oven to 160°C. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 150 g butter | softened
  • 150 g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g Smarties™ (or small chocolate chips) [about 4 tubes]

Method

  1. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and creamy.

  2. Beat in the syrup.

  3. Work in half the flour (use your fingers).

  4. Stir in the Smarties™ with the remaining flour, working the dough together with your fingers.

  5. Divide into 30 small balls (about 20 g each, which leaves a bit over for tastingtesting).

  6. Place well spaced on a baking sheet and do not flatten them.

  7. Bake for 12–15 minutes until golden.

  8. Cool on a wire rack.


This makes quite small cookies, as they are very rich. UK Smarties are like US M&Ms, only less sweet and with much better chocolate. When I first made this I used chocolate chunks but cut them too big: they do need to be the size of Smarties.


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