Tuesday 5 February 2013

Millies-Style Smartie Cookie Pops

Once upon a time, when bus fares were 40p and iPhones were a mere figment of Steve Jobs' imagination, a certain strawberry sissy toasted her sixteenth birthday with a bottle of WKD and a shiny, new, National Insurance number...

Lured partially by the oh-so-satisfying smell of hard-earned £££'s, 'Money! MY money! Juicy tracksuits all round!', but mainly by the smell of freshly baked cookies, I tied up the strings of my burgundy apron, put on my Millie's cap and began a year long love/hate relationship with a pair of holey oven gloves. 
To this day, nothing quite matches up to the memory of ducking down behind the counter and eating a sneaky cookie straight from the oven, while my Millie's BFF stood guard, eagerly awaiting her turn. 
There was just something about those chewy, gooey, chocolate-chunked hunks...
Luckily for me, it means that I have more than a few cookie related secrets up my sleeve - so when cravings call, those doughy delights are only a bag of sugar and a few packets of smarties away!

To make your own 'Millies-style' Smartie Cookie Pops you will need:

100g light brown sugar
120g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
1 egg
125g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 tubes of smarties
Ice cream/lollipop sticks 
(the perfect excuse to buy a box and eat them all!)

Preheat oven to 180°C

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Soften the butter in a mixing bowl...

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Cream together with both types of sugar.

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Add the vanilla and egg, mix well.

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Sift in the flour and add the salt. Combine until you have formed a soft dough.

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Take a small handful of dough, roll into a ball, then squidge into a cookie shape. 
You want them to be big enough to hold 5-6 smarties. Place on to a baking tray, then gently push your lollipop stick into the dough.

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Decorate with smarties! 

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Now, the MOST important part of baking a Millie's cookie is to not over-bake. 
We're cooking cookies, not biscuits, yo! 
Justttt as they are starting to set and go ever so slightly brown around the edges (which should be after around 8 minutes) take them out of the oven and leave them to cool. They will harden slightly, but still be full of gooey-goodness!

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Sshhhhh! Just don't tell anybody we told you...

You can thank us later! ;)

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