The old saying you should never work with kids or animals really is true – below is a picture of my two little ‘helpers’ assisting/pretending to eat these Smartie Cookies I was trying to take a photo of.
Thankfully their short attention span came in handy as they were soon off to play outside in the sand pit/throw sand at our dog, leaving me a little time to snap a few half decent photos.
I decided to make these cookies in an attempt to use up a 1/2 full bag of smarties that was sitting in the pantry that I couldn’t resist sampling almost every time I went in there, after all smarties are little right?!
This Smartie Cookie recipe is a great one to get the kids involved with as they will love helping you
eating the smarties decorate the cookies. If you need to feed a crowd, this recipe can also easily be doubled to make 50+ cookies depending on the size.
- 125 g of butter - soft
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of plain flour - sifted
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 cup of desiccated coconut
- 1 Family Size pack of smarties
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees and line two baking trays with paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer add the softened butter, vanilla essence and baron sugar and mix until creamy. ?Beat in the eggs one at a time.
- Remove the bowl from the mixing stand and sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture. Add the coconut and stir to combine.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop up balls of the mixture before flattening slightly once on the tray. Repeat until you have used all of the mixture.
- Arrange the smarties on top of the slightly flattened biscuits to decorate before placing in the oven to to bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until the biscuits have turned light brown. ?Let the biscuits cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Do your kids love to help out too?