Last night husband said he felt like something yummy, but we didn’t have anything available on hand. I searched through our cupboards & found a few ingredients to make his favourite childhood treat – Children’s Biscuits aka Smartie Biscuits aka Butter Biscuits. They are so easy & super delicious. Although he wasn’t happy with the size of the first batch I made so the next few were much bigger – I think his memory is a bit skewed as to the comparison from when he was much smaller himself…
1 ½ cups Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
4 ¾ cups Flour
1. Cream margarine/butter and sugar.
2. Add vanilla essence and sifted flour.
3. Beat until smooth (quite a stiff dough).
4. Roll into balls, place on baking sheet and press down with a fork.
5. Decorate with Smarties.
6. Bake at 180° for 18-20 minutes.
We initially pressed the Smarties into the biscuits, but then husband requested I add them to the dough & we then get a surprise as to whether there will be some chocolate in the cookie we’re eating. You could even add chunks of chocolate bar, cocoa powder, chocolate drops, or anything yummy that you would like. Hundreds & thousands also work a treat!
This recipe also allows you to fill your entire cookie jar, so you don’t need to bake on a daily basis – unless you can scoff them in one go!