• 350g/12oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250g/9oz butter softened
  • 300g/ 10oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 X 40g boxes Smarties


1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda,baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl, then set a side.

3. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.

4. Gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough.

5. Roll the fough into 20 balls, then place on ungreased baking drays, spaced well apart. (WARNING: THE COOKIES WILL EXPAND LOTS, DO NOT PUT CLOSE TOGETHER!!! )

6. Press several Smarties into each ball, flattening the ball slightly.

7. Bake for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.

8. Leave on trays 2 minutes and remove to cooling racks to cool completely.

9. Will keep in an airtight tin for up to 5 days

Makes: 20 Cookies

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