Smarty/chocolate chip cookies

By Jael Davison


115 g softened butter

115 g light brown sugar

1 tbsp golden syrup

½ tsp vanilla essence

175 g self-raising flour

85 g smarties/chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas4.

Cream the sugar and butter till light and fluffy, then mix in the vanilla essence and syrup.

Stir in half the flour, then the smarties/choc chips. Add the remaining flour and work the dough together with your fingers.

Line a baking sheet or two with parchment. Roll the dough into 16 balls, place onto baking sheet (do not flatten them) well-spaced out as they will spread.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes till pale golden at the edges.

Leave to cool on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. These will harden as they cool.


When the dough has been rolled into balls it can be frozen.  Open freeze on a tray or something flat, then place into Ziplock bags once completely frozen. Cook straight from frozen for about 15 -18 mins.