Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

I cut this out of the TV Guide in 1984, it was a feature on celebritie's favourite recipes and this was Howie Mandel's contribution. Sometimes I use red and green smarties for Christmas or pastel ones for Easter. Reeces Pieces are good in these too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, beat till smooth.
  4. Stir in flour, soda and salt, blend well.
  5. Gently fold in smarties.
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart.
  7. Bake 8- 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

I'm guessing that you are in Canada where Smarties are a chocolate candy similar to m&m's and are very different from US Smarties.

sweetbaboo July 09, 2006

Great cookies and so simple. Kids loved them. My only recommendation is to double the recipe, as wil1 it only makes about 18 -20 cookies....

speedy-eedy1 November 10, 2007

I love these, my mum makes them at X-Mas time and fight over them. Now I am getting my partner to make them, but they are the best and worth a try.

dustin.last April 23, 2007

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