Smarties cookies a.k.a festival cookies. In case you can’t guess I’m off to kick off the summer season by working at the Isle of Wight Festival tomorrow. I have a hideous feeling that it’s going to rain the whole weekend, which would be inexcusably annoying after all the decent weather we’ve had.
For anyone that’s ever been to a festival, you’ll know that the food is disproportionately overpriced; therefore the best way to make friends is to bring cookies. You see where I’m going with this…
15oz light brown/ light muscovado sugar
2tsps vanilla extract
14oz plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
5oz of Smarties
You could easily substitute the Smarties for any chocolate/sweet. Likewise with the sugar, I generally go with the rule that I use what I’ve got in the cupboard – so with this recipe I actually used half light and half dark muscovado.
Preheat the oven to 180⁰C. Prepare several baking trays with parchment.
Plop large spoonfuls of mixture onto the prepared baking trays, leaving plenty of room for spreading. (You can see how spectacularly I followed my own advice here)
Bake in the oven for about 13-15 minutes, depending if you like them soft or not. They should start to brown around the edges. Cool them on a wire rack.
Then pop them into a Tupperware box and let the festi-friends come to you. Or if you’re antisocial arseholes like us, keep them all to yourselves…