Easy Smartie Cookies

Smartie cookies! I bet you didn’t know they were easy to make? Well, they are! I hope your kids love these cookies just as much as mine and manage to eat more than the Smarties off the top.



This recipe makes about 40 cookies, depending on the size.


  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 110 g brown sugar
  • 225 g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 450 g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 55 ml milk
  • Smarties to decorate


  1. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  2. On low speed, slowly add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.
  3. Add sifted flour and bicarbonate soda to the butter mixture and mix with a wooden spoon.
  4. Gradually add the milk and mix well. Be careful not to add any extra milk or the mixture will become too sticky.
  5. Using your hands, roll the dough into 2 logs about 30cm long. Wrap logs in Glad wrap and pop them in the freezer for 1 hour to set.
  6. Preheat oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with no-stick baking paper.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 cm sized disks from the dough and place on a lined baking tray.
  8. Push a few Smarties on top of each cookie and place in the oven for around 8 minutes or until golden.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack to harden.

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


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