My kids have been asking me several times to bake Smarties Cookies, unfortunately I never had a chance to bake it for them. To redeem myself from a long forgotten promise, I took my kids shopping to Bulk Barn to buy some Smarties.
I love Bulk Barn and the selection they offer. Every time I visit the store I end up walking out with handful of item that was initially not on my shopping list. This time was not any exception. After almost an hour we left the store buying of course with some Smarites and a bagful of other items for my next inspired ideas.
The kids suggested that we should make nice soft and chewy cookies with an added bite of crunchy smarites on top. I love the idea of soft and chewy cookies with a crunchy bite on top. Why not.
This super versatile and easy recipe for soft and chewy cookies is one of my favourites. You can take this recipe and add any toppings and it would still come out just perfect each time. I have made this cookie recipe with raisons, chopped almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and now with smarites.
- 2 ½ cup of all –purpose flour
- 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 cup of butter (room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- ½ tea spoon baking soda
- 1 tea spoon salt
- 1 table spoon of vanilla
- ½ tea spoon of ground cardamom
- 1 cup of Smarties ( plus a handful to put on top of each cookie)
Pre heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. With an electric mixer mix together butter and both sugars till soft and fluffy. Add eggs one at the time till well incorporated. Add Vanilla and salt followed with flour and baking soda. Once everything is combined together add Smarties and mix lightly.
Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper, take a spoonful of cookie dough and roll it in to slightly flat round shapes and place it on top of baking sheets about one inch apart. Place a few extra smarties on top to finish it off. Bake on middle rack for 10- 12 minutes or till it is very lightly brown.
After it is baked let it set to cool and enjoy.
Warning!! These cookies will go fast. If you are planning to make these cookies, you might as well make 2 batches, because before you even get a chance to make a cup of tea and set down most of it will be gone already.