Tuesday, July 17, 2012

pay it forward

Maybe you know of someone who could do with a little pick-me-up. Take it from someone who does not cook - this is the easiest recipe to help you pass on a little love to someone who needs it. At home we call it the "Smartie Biscuit Recipe" and it's super quick, easy and delish. I failed at life since I could not find any Smarties in London - but I substituted them with M&Ms.

Smartie Biscuit Recipe

500g marg
1 and half cups sugar
1teaspoon vanilla essence
4 and 3/4 cups flour

Cream marg and sugar 

Add v essence. 
Add sifted
flour ( I dont sift!! - but maybe should!) 

Beat until smooth ( quite a stiff dough) 
Roll into balls
Press with a fork 
Decorate with
Bake at 360'F for 18 - 20 mins

Allow to cool


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(I totally bought a hand-beater for the purpose of this recipe. Since this recipe is so easy it makes you feel like you are Nigella hence justifying the purchase of the handbeater).Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
I bought a big glass jar to put the cookies in and I designed a little label in three different sizes to stick on the jar. I added some ribbon on the jar neck and some washi tape to the cookie label.
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"Directions: enjoy with coffee and good mates"

You can download the PDF cookie jar label file here.
go share the love.


GeeGee said...

Oh they look yummy, I have some baking to do for my birthday so I might add them to the list! How odd that you couldn't find smarties, I just bought a huge bag of them for a kids party from Tesco, but...havent seen them on shelves. (http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=264258452)

Also - substituting tea for the coffee on ingredients. I hope thats not a neccessary recipe rule :)

Che Kershaw said...

oh i've been looking in the wrong shop all along!!! :) :) :) yay! thanks for sharing! *off to Tesco I go*

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