Chocolate Chip Cookies w Smarties or Freckles

My children once went around the school telling other kids that I was the masterchef champion. They were so proud, but the teachers were a little confused. I am not Julie Goodwin, I am Julie Carlyle.  The children had taken my Silver Medal from the Dilmah High Tea Challenge to school, and told their class that I was the second best cook in the world. WOW!

Needless to say with the school fete day coming up, there was the expectation of baked goods from me, (by the children… not the school). I was not going to get off lightly. The children would have completely disowned me as a mum if I didn’t fill all the cake boxes they kept bringing home.

Basket of Cookies for the School Fete
Basket of Cookies for the School Fete

I needed a quick easy recipe, that makes bulk cookies, which look and taste delicious.  So I went back to an old favourite. My amazing… can’t stop at one, or even two, choc chip cookies. Best of all it makes about 55 decent sized cookies in only a 1/2 hour, plus cooking time.

School Fete Cookies
Cookies Packaged ready for the School Fete

I decided to take advantage of donating these cookies to the school fete, and added a little bit of local area marketing for my website to the packaging. So if you are here because you bought a yummy packet of cookies at a school fete thank you for visiting, and I hope you like the cookies and my blog.

I will not delay any longer, here is the Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe:

Crisp sweet chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies w Smarties or Freckles


  • 500gm butter
  • 395gm condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 5 cups SR Flour
  • 500gm chocolate chip bits (small)
  • 1 pkt smarties
  • 1 pkt freckles


Prepare 4 cookie slides

Preheat the oven to 180 degree

Cookie Dough
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

In a food processor blend the softened butter, brown sugar and condensed milk.

Pour the sugar mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the flour and chocolate chips, combine the mixture by hand.

Once combined take walnut sized balls of dough and place on the cookie slides.

Lolly Monster
Miss E – The Lolly Monster

Press down the cookie dough. Here is where the children’s help is needed.

Cookies for Kids cooking
Cookie Trays

Place the lollies in two bowls and call the children to come and help decorate the cookies. My little helpers was my niece, the gorgeous little Miss E.

Freckle Cookies

Press the lollies into the cookies. There will be plenty of leftover lollies so it doesn’t matter if the children “taste test”

Lots of Cookies, ready for baking
Lots of Cookies

Place the cookie slide in the oven for 15mins or until golden brown.

Lots os biscuites
Smarties Choc Chip Cookies

Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes to harden up before transferring onto a cooling rack.

Choc Chip Cookies
Plate of Cookies

These cookies were destined for the school fete, so I though for the sake of presentation and hygiene I would bag them up and add pretty ribbon and tags. So there we have it, my simple choc chip cookie recipe.

Cookies for School Fete
Cookies for School Fete

I was talking to Daisy from “Never too sweet” and commented that I like my choc chop cookies really crisp, sweet and chocolatey.  Daisy said that she liked her cookies to be soft, sweet and doughy. It got me to wondering, how do people like their chocolate chips cookies?? Crisp or soft?

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