COOKIE PAIN CONTINUES!
"I think I heard someone say 'BIRTHday party'...!? "
My good pal
Christa and her pal Moberley are super stoked on these Smartie cookies you can get at the
cookie shop on the local University campus here in Vancouver. So we tried making them and, well... they were pretty good but they just didn't look and taste like
those same cookies. So for her birthday this month, I felt the need to
know how some kids just love to go for that crazy, garishly
coloured turquoise ice cream that has all the rainbow gumballs
peppered throughout? And they're all pleased with themselves because as
they suck away the ice cream and nibble down their cone, they're
squirreling away the gumballs in their mouths at the same time, and when
the cone is done they have a gross little wad of cold "gum"? This
cookie is for those kids because of the bright little circles of crunchy
chocolate Smarties, but at the same time we adults can snack away on
them, too! (like I did... I ate three. Argh, new years diet begone!)
key to the look of the Smartie cookie? Hand-placing a bunch of Smarties
cookie after you've scooped the dough out onto the baking sheets and
patted them down! These are large
cookies but it's the kid's birthday party so give them a break, right?
Let them eat sugar and a giant cookie once a year? Man, I haven't gotten
there yet myself, but let me know how that goes...
BIRTHDAY PARTY SMARTIE COOKIES
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed golden brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 boxes of Smarties (75 gram packs)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need two baking sheets and parchment paper (optional).
1. Using a stand mixer or handheld beaters, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy.
2. Add the egg until incorporated.
3. Add pure vanilla extract to combine.
4. In a medium bowl, sift the flour and sea salt to combine.
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until combined.
6. Add one box of the Smarties and the chocolate chips until combined.
Using a regular sized ice cream scoop or clean hands, scoop out balls
of cookie batter and place on baking sheets, evenly spaced, six per
Flatten each cookie with fork dipped in warm water if so desired.
Using the second box of Smarties, hand-place a few Smarties on top of
each cookie for that brightness of colour that kids love. You'll
probably have leftover Smarties.
8. Bake in oven for 13-15 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is,
turning pans halfway through.
9. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on
Makes 12-14 cookies. Enjoy warm from the oven with a cold glass of milk! (I always say this, I know... heh.)
Thanks for reading!