Smartie Oatmeal Cookies

I know I say that a lot of recipes are my favorite on my site and perhaps that’s because I won’t post anything that doesn’t float my boat, ring my tasting bell, send me to cloud nine, you get the point.

Or perhaps I am fickle too and whatever happens to be right in front of me at the time for snackage sweetness just automatically becomes my favorite.

These, however, were a smash hit. As a family we decided that these are in our top 10 favorite cookies of all time.

Now by saying that, these cookies have a lot to live up to.

What I love about these cookies:

1. The cookies are not too sweet.

2. Smarties stopped using fake dyes and now uses only natural ones.

3. The oats, oh my goodness people, by using real, large flake oats I achieved oatmeal cookie nirvana. The texture is to die for.

4. They use mainly brown sugar instead of white. Better texture, better taste and again, not as sweet.

5. They are ginormous.

Ingredients Needed:
1 cup of butter
1 1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup of white flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups of large flake oats
1- 1 1/2 cups of Smarties (you decide!)

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugars. Once those are light and fluffy, beat in the eggs and vanilla, again until it’s light, airy and completely combined.

Take the flour and mix the baking soda in, then add to the bowl. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are blended in. Add in the oats, mixing until they are through the dough.

Take your pretty, natural dye Smarties and mix them in by hand.

My daughter was thrilled to no end that she has “Smartie tights” and I must admit they are a perfect match. What could be better when you are 5 years old?

Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and get ready to to plunk them on.

Ok, it’s a little more complicated than just plunking them down.

Take a golf ball sized scoop and roll into said golf ball.

Then flatten them either between your palms (wash yer hands!) or on the cookie sheets.

Fit 6 six to a sheet, like below. Or, if you choose to do larger ones, space accordingly.

You must flatten them to achieve the flat yet chewy goodness you see in the photos.

Bake in the 350 degree oven for 7-8 minutes, watch them carefully, then pull them out when they look browned like below. They might be a little soft in the middle – good!

Cool them on the sheets completely.

The recipe makes 24 wonderful giant cookies of happy. My favorite cookies of happy.

Until the next.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Smartie Oatmeal Cookies
Amazing Smartie oatmeal cookies. These are the dream cookies of many a kid, young and old.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cup of white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2½ cups of large flake oats
  • 1- 1½ cups of Smarties (you decide!)
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugars. Once those are light and fluffy, beat in the eggs and vanilla, again until it’s light, airy and completely combined.
  3. Take the flour and mix the baking soda in, then add to the bowl. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are blended in. Add in the oats, mixing until they are through the dough.
  4. Take your pretty, natural dye Smarties and mix them in by hand.
  5. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and get ready to to plunk them on.
  6. Ok, it’s a little more complicated than just plunking them down.
  7. Take a golf ball sized scoop and roll into said golf ball.
  8. Then flatten them either between your palms (wash yer hands!) or on the cookie sheets.
  9. Fit 6 six to a sheet, like below. Or, if you choose to do larger ones, space accordingly.
  10. You must flatten them to achieve the flat yet chewy goodness you see in the photos.
  11. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 7-8 minutes, watch them carefully, then pull them out when they look browned like below. They might be a little soft in the middle – good!
  12. Cool them on the sheets completely.

 

 

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