Valentines Day Cookies (Sort Of)

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I never really liked pink when I was a kid, I don’t think, and so it would seem that at some point in my twenties I unconsciously started making up for it. My kitchen is full of red and pink stuff, and I absolutely can’t get enough of it. I’m not sure what’s wrong with me. And when I found big packets of pink smarties on my Monday morning grocery shop, I was extremely pleased with the universe.

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I’m not the biggest fan of Valentines day, but hey, if it comes with pink smarties then I’m all for it. Right? So I decided to make pink smartie cookies. (For those Americans out there, Smarties are kind of like M&M’s). Here is the recipe if you want to try them:

Ingredients:

  • 115g butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt (only if you used unsalted butter)
  • 300g smarties

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Instructions:

  1. Cream the butter and the sugars together until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, and mix well.
  3. Then add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix well again.
  4. Lastly mix in the smarties.
  5. Wrap the dough in cling film, and chill in the freezer for 1 hour (or overnight).
  6. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  7. Roll balls of dough and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper (NOT wax paper). Remember to leave enough space in between balls to accomodate for the cookies expanding.
  8. Flatten the balls slightly with your fingers and place the tray in the fridge for 10 minutes before baking.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are golden brown but not firm.

And there you go! Pink smartie cookies are yours to eat, or give away. Enjoy! x

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6 Responses to Valentines Day Cookies (Sort Of)

  1. trialsinfood says:

    Looks yummy! I go through phases with colour. Blue phase as a child and teenager, pink phase in university, brown phase after that and now more purple. Love red in the kitchen, especially my red stand mixer. 😄

  2. emmycooks says:

    I agree, any excuse to use pink m&ms is a good one!

  3. Just pink enough to bring to work without seeming too valentine-zy!

  4. This is one of my favourite blogs and this post encapsulates why. These are so awesome :D I only realised two days ago that they do tubes of pink smarties… it’s such a good idea.

  5. Hanlie says:

    these look so yummy! will have to get some of your goodies soon!
    have a great week
    hanlie

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