There is something about home made biscuits don’t you think? My kids love these Smartie Cookies, both making and eating them.
Sure they’re not the healthiest option for a kid’s snack, but I always think if they’re homemade they’ve got something over the shop bought variety. I am a real believer in everything in moderation, so make these when you feel like giving everyone a little treat (or just make them for yourself and don’t tell anyone!)
Serves: makes 14
- 170gm unsalted butter, chopped, at room temperature
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups plain flour
- ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1 tsp salt
- ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup chocolate Smarties or M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Beat the butter and sugars with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, or until creamy.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Scrape down sides of the bowl to ensure mixture is incorporated.
- Stir in the flour, bicarbonate soda and salt. Mix until smooth.
- Stir chocolate chips and ½ cup of the Smarties/M&Ms.
- Roll into balls, about the size of a golf ball. Flatten slightly and place on baking paper lined cookie trays
- Place leftover Smarties/M&Ms on top of the cookies as desired, pressing slightly so they stick.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges start looking golden.
- Remove trays from the oven. Put aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly, then remove and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
- They are best eaten the day of baking, but can stored in a sealed container for around 4 to 5 days. That's if they last that long without being eaten!
These are my kid’s favourite cookies ever. A batch doesn’t last long, so make a double batch just to make sure you get to eat one for yourself!