Consuming The Harvest

While Pottering About At Home In Norfolk

Smarties Cookies And A Chatsworth Chicken

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Back from our lovely Derbyshire holiday, these were made for coffee after (way after 🙂 ) an overindulgent Sunday lunch.  They are a soft, almost cakey, cookie – light and very tasty.  I think that the recipe would lend itself to all sorts of additions, a few of which I just may have to give a try in the future!

  • 140g room temp. butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp. golden syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour – plus extra to add if needed
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 3-4 small tubes of Smarties

**Cream butter, egg and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the golden syrup and vanilla.

**Sift the flour, baking powder and soda together and then add to the butter/sugar mixture.  Mix together well until it forms a soft (but not too sticky) dough.  If it does seem a bit sticky, add in flour a tablespoon at a time until a good consistency.  Remove from bowl and wrap in clingfilm and chill for 1 hour.

**Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan/400F/Gas 6 and lightly oil two baking sheets.

**Form the cookie dough into balls – using a teaspoon for smaller cookies, a soup spoon for larger as a “scoop”.   Pat down each ball so that it forms a chubby disc shape and place well apart (they do spread out) on the baking sheets.

**Bake for 10-15 minutes until evenly golden and slightly raised.  Remove from the oven and gently press in the Smarties immediately.

**Leave for 5 minutes and then remove to cool on a wire rack.

I couldn’t end the post without a pic of my Chatsworth Chicken, bought at the Chatsworth Farm Shop and roasted for one of our Sunday meals on holiday.  Absolutely delicious!

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Written by kadeeae

October 27, 2008 at 10:36 am

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  1. That chicken looks delicious, I’ll have to check out Chatsworth shop next time I’m there.


    October 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm

  2. It was ever so tasty, but what else would I expect from a Chatsworth Chicken, eh? lol This was our second trip up to Chatsworth, but the first time to the farm shop and it really was worth the trip.


    November 4, 2008 at 10:25 am

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