These chocolate Smartie cookies are a fun, easy bake that everyone will love! Chewy, rich chocolate cookies filled with chocolate chunks and Smarties!
There’s something so familiar and nostalgic about a Smartie cookie. Even though I never had them growing up, they remind me of childhood.
Back to a simpler time when we had no real worries and a tube of Smarties was a real treat! Those were the days…….
What was your favourite colour? Mine was orange.
If you like the Smartie cookies you can often find in the Supermarket bakeries, then you’ll definitely love these. Just like my double chocolate Malteser cookies recipe, they are slightly crisp in the middle and chewy in the middle.
why you’ll love this recipe
- They have a double hit of chocolate from cocoa powder and a generous handful of chocolate chunks.
- They take just 15 minutes to prep.
- Did I mention you don’t need to chill the dough? They are a perfect bake for when you’re in a rush or just don’t want to hang around waiting for the cookie dough to firm up.
- They are stuffed and studded with colourful chocolate Smarties, making them a popular choice with both kids and grown ups!
You can use proper block butter (unsalted or salted) or a baking spread such as Stork to make these cookies. The only thing I wouldn’t recommend using is any low fat spreads – it would affect the texture of the cookies.
caster sugar and soft light brown sugar
Adding a little brown sugar to the cookie dough adds a lovely flavour and adds moisture to the cookies. If you don’t have any caster sugar, regular granulated sugar will also work fine.
For the best flavour, make sure you use a proper extract, not essence.
For the best flavour, be sure to use a proper cocoa powder – not drinking chocolate which will not work as well. I like Green and Black’s cocoa powder or Callebeut.
adding a little salt to the cookie dough enhances the flavour of the chocolate.
plain (all purpose) flour
chocolate chips or chunks
Use your favourite kind of chocolate – dark, milk or white! I like to use a chopped
You could probably use another brand of coloured chocolate sweets, but I’ve only tested this recipe with Smarties.
tips for making this recipe
- Make sure you don’t overbake the cookies or they will become hard and dry. When the baking time is done they might seem too soft in the middle, but they will firm up on cooling.
- They taste much better when they are a little fudgy in the middle! Please try and resist baking them for any longer than 12 minutes.
- Reserve a few Smarties for the tops of the cookies – they look so pretty and colourful. You could also add a few chocolate chunks on top as well.
Once the cookies have cooled, store them in an airtight container.
They are best eaten 24 hours after baking.
can you freeze these cookies?
Yes, you can freeze the baked cookies for up to one month. I prefer to freeze them unbaked – roll the dough into balls and open freeze on a parchment lined baking tray. Once they are frozen, store the cookie dough in freezer bags or containers for up to two months.
You can bake the cookie dough directly from the freezer – adding a few minutes extra to the baking time (you will need to keep a close eye on them in case they overbake!)
- 200g Butter, at room temperature
- 150g soft light brown sugar
- 150g Caster sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 325g plain flour
- 50g Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp fine salt
- 200g Smarties
- 150g chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat the oven to 180C/160Fan/Gas mark 4. Grease and line a couple of large baking sheets.
- Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together in a large bowl until well combined and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, sift the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together.
- Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture and fold in. Stop mixing as soon as all the ingredients are incorpated and there are no streaks of flour. Stir in 150g of the Smarties (reserve the remaining 50g for the top of the cookies) and chocolate chips/chunks.
- Roll the cookie dough into balls roughly the size of a walnut (or go larger for giant cookies!) Place them onto the greased and lined baking tray and space them about 3cm apart to allow for spreading.
- Lightly flatten the cookies and stud with the reserved Smarties. Bake for 8-10 minutes for smaller cookies or 10-12 minutes for large cookies. The cookies will still be quite soft in the middle but they will firm up as they cool. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g
Calories and nutritional information are provided by a third party application and should be viewed as indicative figures only.