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JILL BAKES | White Chocolate Smartie Cookies

Jill Stewart pictured with White Chocolate Smartie Cookies presented on plate.

These cookies are a perfect easy bake option! Enjoy when you need a treat, or these cookies also make a sweet surprise for any occasion.


Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


INGREDIENTS…

Makes 10 large cookies


150g unsalted butter

110g caster sugar

140g soft light brown sugar

1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature

2 tsp vanilla extract

280g plain flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

200g white chocolate Smarties

50g white chocolate chips



White Chocolate Smartie Cookies presented on plate.

INSTRUCTIONS…


Melt the unsalted butter in a small microwaveable bowl for about 30 seconds until fully melted.


Add the sugars, egg and egg yolk and vanilla into a large bowl. Add the melted butter and mix together with a spoon until fully combined.


Sieve in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and fold gently to form a cookie dough. Don't over-mix.


Fold in 150g of the smarties and the white chocolate chips, leaving the rest of the Smarties aside to decorate.



Cover with clingfilm and chill overnight in the fridge, or for at least 4-5 hours.


When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan and line two baking trays with baking paper.


Take the cookie dough out of the fridge and leave to come to room temperature for 20 minutes.


Use a tablespoon to measure out evenly sized dough balls and roll into balls with your hands. Place on the baking tray and repeat. Leave a good space between each ball as they will spread - I put a maximum of 4 on each tray.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden on the outside but the pale and squidgy in the middle. As soon as the cookies are out of the oven, push a few smarties into the top of each cookie. Leave on the baking tray for 10-15 minutes to cool down and firm up. The cookies will carry on baking as they cool down.


Top tip: You can freeze the cookie dough balls wrapped in cling film to bake whenever you need a sweet fix!! Just cook for an extra couple of minutes.



White Chocolate Smartie Cookies presented on plate.

MEET JILL STEWART…


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.



Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 50,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.



Jill Stewart standing in kitchen smiling.
Jill Stewart.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.


Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.


CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!

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