I love cookies. Pretty much any kind. I don't like crunchy cookies though....unless you can dip them in something to make them squishy. Cookies should be chewy with a slight hint of crunchy around the outside.
Just like...ooooh....say.....THESE COOKIES...
That being said, this recipe was one my Aunt used to make for us when we came to visit her up in Prince George in the summer when we were little. I had forgotten about them for years until I had a dream about them just a little while ago.
(Sue is shaking her head at me right now)
In the dream I was eating them and eating them and eating them....so many cookies... and they were sooooooooo good.
Anyway, when I woke up I emailed my Aunt and asked if she still had the recipe. She sent it to me and I baked them that day. Tasted just like they did when we were growing up.
Aunty Pat's Smartie Cookies
2 1/4 cup flour
3 tsps baking powder
1 cup butter, room temp
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup Smarties
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, eggs (add one at a time until mixed in), and vanilla.
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients (use spoon - not electric mixer).
Gently mix in Smarties.
Use a medium cookie scoop OR, if you want jumbo cookies, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup as your scoop, place cookies about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake at 375 for about 10 - 12 minutes. Cookie should be golden brown around the outside/bottom and a very light brown in the middle.
Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on cookie tray before moving to a wire rack.
If you find your cookie are spreading when you bake them, chill the dough for about an hour before you bake it. That should help.
These keep well in a closed container at room temp.
You can, of course, freeze them in Ziplock bags as they keep very well frozen.
Maybe you'll be lucky enough to dream of cookies too!
Thanks Aunty Pat.