Saturday, March 22, 2014

Smarties Cookies

I call these babies Smarties Cookies, but I could have named them whatever other chocolate-coated candies I had on-hand. M&M's, Nips  .... I had Smarties today, so there you go. Anyways, SO has been going to her new / not-so-new school for 4 months now and she has adjusted pretty well. I love seeing her excitement whenever she comes home. But what I look most forward to is when we prepare together her afternoon gouter / school snack. I don't know how it is for you, but I grew up in the Philippines and in my school, we had a school canteen and ordering our snack was just a snap away. It isn't like that here, well at least not in SO's school. Instead, parents are asked to prepare a school bag with an afternoon snack and drink (or a plastic glass if the child prefers water). I admittedly sometimes buy from the store, but SO and I always have the best time making her snacks from scratch. She hasn't shown much interest in cooking yet, but is always super excited to make her own gouter. It's cute.

First, preheat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius.

In a bowl, add 120 grams flour + 50 grams brown sugar + 1/2 sachet of levure or 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Mix together.

In a microwave, slowly melt 50 grams of butter in a bowl.

Add 1 whole egg in the flour/sugar/baking powder mixture and the melted butter. Mix together well. In my opinion, your best tool here are your fingers! :D

Prepare a baking dish with a baking sheet.
Make small balls from your dough and transfer to the baking dish. Slightly flatten and decorate with Smarties or any other chocolate coated candies.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
Transfer to an air-tight container and enjoy!


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