Last weekend we had a few friends round so I wanted to bake something that was easy and good to share around. I decided on cookies… I thought Smarties would be a good shout and I added some Dairy Milk chocolate too to mix it up! ;-)
This recipe makes 24 normal size cookies or if like me you only have 2 baking trays, 12 giant cookies!
What you need:
400g plain flour
350g soft brown sugar
225g unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
150g Dairy Milk (cut up into chunks)
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and for giant cookies, line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until it’s light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and once mixed, add the vanilla extract and beat well.
Add the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda and mix well until it forms a dough. Now add the Smarties and chopped chocolate until it’s evenly mixed throughout the dough.
Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and lay them out onto the baking trays with equal spacing as the cookies will spread.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown and quite flat.
Leave them to cool and the cookies should be soft and chewy!
The last thing to do is put the kettle on and enjoy!