Smartie Cookies

Smartie Cookies

A delicious cookie that has a hint of ginger, Smarties in the UK are like M&M’s in the USA, feel free to change the ginger to cinnamon and the toppings to your favourite.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 oz margarine or butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup/cane syrup
  • 12 oz self-rising Flour
  • 8 oz Demerara sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger optional or add cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 oz porridge oats/oatmeal
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tubes of smarties/M&M’s about 100 candies!


  • Melt syrup and margarine together.
  • Add the beaten egg and dry ingredients and mix into a smooth dough.
  • Make into 2 inch balls, flatten slightly and place well apart on a well greased baking tray.
  • Press 6 smarties onto each cookie and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


You can keep the colours of the smarties in the theme of the party or occasion. Ginger is a lovely spice but feel free to change this to a spice you enjoy.

Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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