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.
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. Weird, right? Cookie dreams. (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. I, of course, had to put my own spin on the recipe. Well, not the recipe exactly...more like the serving size. (I super-duper-sized them..he he he)
Aunty Pat's Smartie Cookies
2 1/4 cup flour
3 tsps baking powder
1 cup butter, room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup Smarties
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Using a wooden spoon, in a large bowl, stir together butter, brown sugar, 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.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup as your scoop, place cookies about 4 inches apart on cookie tray lined with parchment paper. (I get 6 at a time on my 10 X 15 jelly roll pan)
Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes. Cookie should be golden brown around the outside 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.
Of course, you could make them "normal" cookie size but who wants to do that? Normal is over rated!