Who doesn’t love cookies am I right?!

This is an adaptation of my favourite cookie recipe, taken from Carnation.co.uk. These Smartie cookies are ready in just 5 easy steps and are ready to eat within 20minutes. They taste THAT GOOD, that sometimes the cookie dough doesn’t even make it to the oven. I do warn you if you make these, they will not last long in your house. Using only a few ingredients and just mixed together, a great recipe for the whole family to get involved. My daughter absolutely loved joining in with every step from pouring, mixing and, the best part, taste testing.

These cookies are so easily altered to add in your favourite ingredients. Why not swap 100g of flour for cocoa powder, or add in chopped hazelnuts with the chocolate chips. Add in chopped raspberries with white chocolate chunks or mix in desiccated coconut. The options are endless!

We love home baking as a family, but we do tend to end up making far too much all at once. These smartie cookies are easily refrigerated for up to 1 week. We made a long sausage shape and wrapped it in cling film. This made them easy to slice straight onto a baking tray without the need to shape them. Or, alternatively, prepare them into balls ready to cook and store within the freezer.

Smartie Cookies

Deliciously scrumptious! These are great to make ahead of a larger batch and then the remaining dough can be left in the fridge for up to 1 week. Or, shape into balls and freeze for another day.

Course Snack
Keyword Baking with kids, Homebaking, Smartie Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 30


  • 350 g Self Raising Flour
  • 225 g Unsalted Butter
  • 225 g Caster Sugar
  • 170 g Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 1 tube Smarties


  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 160 (140 for fan), Gas Mark 3.

  2. 2) Cream together the butter, sugar and condensed milk until it is soft.

  3. 3) Add in the flour to form a soft dough. Once completely mixed, stir in the Smarties.

  4. 4) Roll the dough into balls and place onto a baking tray. Flatten slightly and ensure they are spaced out to allow for spreading.

    Step 4) Smartie Cookies before going into the oven.
  5. 5) Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes (less if you really like gooey cookies!)

  6. 6) ENJOY!

    Baked Smartie Cookies

If you have had a go at making these cookies at home, I would love to hear from you in the comments below, especially if you have made your own alternations!