Famous Smartie Cookies

"This recipe was handed down in my family. These are the best classic chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. The best chocolate chips for this recipe are High quality milk chocolate. Or you can stay true to the recipe and use Smarties or M&Ms as well. These cookies can stay good for up to a week in an airtight container if they last that long!!!"
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Ready In:
12 big cookies


  • 12 cup butter or 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup smarties candies (optional or just use 2 cups milk chocolate chips) or 1 cup M&M's plain chocolate candy (optional or just use 2 cups milk chocolate chips)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine in a separate bowl: Flour, baking soda and salt
  • In a mixer beat butter and sugar together.
  • When well creamed (until you can see no yellow bits) mix in egg and vanilla.
  • Beat wet together.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients
  • When well combined mix in the chocolate chips or smarties
  • Let chill in fridge 30 mins minimum
  • Make balls of dough using your hands. Place on a cookie sheet
  • Bake 325 degrees fahrenheit for about 18-24 minutes depending on size of cookies formed.
  • When done take out of oven and let sit on cookie sheet 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack
  • Enjoy.

Questions & Replies

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  1. clarice c.
    Am I missing something? People are talking about the chocolate chips, the way I read the recipe it is calling for smarties OR chips OR M&;Ms. Also for those complaining about the time to bake. The given temp & time is a RECOMMENDATION when cooking or baking anything you NEVER depend entirely on someone else's temp or time. Ovens, ranges and microwaves are all different. As a matter of fact if you keep your stove long enough (mine is a 1947 Hoptpoint) you may notice subtle changes in your own oven.I have adjusted my temps and times over the years due to my oven fluctuating. I always set my a little lower (I have learned this from baking in my own oven) and I start checking earlier than the recipe says.
  2. flowerpot403
    Do use plain flour for cookies


  1. love2illustr8
    Great cookies, mostly great recipe. Agree with other reviewers that its a little too heavy on the chocolate bits. We omitted the chocolate chips entirely (by accident) and used a little less than a cup of smarties and the cookies were perfect.
  2. Deidra S.
    Calls for double the amount of smarties/chocolate chips actually required (otherwise they would be a pile of smarties). Also I baked them for the recommended time of 18 minutes and they were completely burnt. I do not recommend this recipe as it requires too many adjustments.
  3. jmtrago
    Flat and shapeless. Ratio of wet to dry ingredients needs adjusted!
  4. Carlos Owen L.
    Hello, i was wandering if I could use two cups of smarties instead of milk chocolate chips, would that work?
  5. Theodore S.
    I made these with my mates and made a film on how to make them, as we are really in to filming. They tasted great at the end aulthough did not make as many as it said it would because some of the dough got eaten before making it to the oven. ??



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