Makes 10 large or 20 small
4oz White Granulated Sugar
3oz Soft Brown Sugar
4oz butter, softened
8oz self-raising flour
3-4 packets smarties
1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas 5. You will need a large un-greased baking baking sheet.
2. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla, followed by the egg. Add the flour, a tablespoon at a time, and keep mixing until you have a soft dough.
3. Break the bar of chocolate into squares and cut each square in half to make about 50 pieces. Take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and push in a couple of pieces of chocolate, making sure that the pieces are covered by the dough.
Place on the baking sheet, flatten with the palm of your hand and press in 5 or 6 Smarties. Repeat until all the dough and chocolate are used up, placing the cookies 5cm/2in apart on the baking sheet.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Remove the cookies when they are just turning golden on top but before they look cookies through. They will continue to cook once removed from the oven. Leave them to cool on the baking sheet for 5- 10 minuets until they are firm enough to transfer to a wire rack. You can also make these cookies with chocolate in which case you will need a 200g bar. Cut the chocolate into half square pieces and push three of these into each cookie and place one on top. Bake as above.