Move over cupcakes, macaroons and cake pops, you’ve had your day. It’s time for something different. Cookie pops. I’ve been searching the internet for the past few days and it’s been really overlooked no one seems interested in them. I couldn’t find a decent smarties cookie pop recipe anyway so I adapted one for chocolate chip cookies.
These cookie pops hold such nostalgia for me. When I was younger and we would go shopping in the city we would always head over to Millie’s cookies and I’d always have to one of these beauties. It became routine. But when you get older you stop doing things like that, which is foolish, these taste just as good as any posh cookie so why change something that’s so good? So I decided that it’s time to make them myself and these are delicious and the two cheeky monsters above agreed too!
You will need:
350g plain flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1tsp baking powder
250g butter softened
300g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 boxes Smarties
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda,baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl, then set a side.
Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
Gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients to form a stiff dough.
Roll the dough into15 balls, then place on greased baking drays, spaced well apart.
WARNING: THE COOKIES WILL EXPAND LOTS, DO NOT PUT CLOSE TOGETHER!!!
Press several Smarties into each ball, flattening the ball slightly. Insert the cake pop stick into the middle of the flattened mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes until pale golden brown.
Remove from the tray as soon as you’ve got them out of the oven, otherwise they will stick and be ruined (I learnt this the hard way!).
Leave too cool completely and enjoy!