Let’s Bake! (Smart Cookies Edition)

The other day, I shared a photo on Instagram of the smart cookies I had baked! I followed a recipe from the Nerdy Nummies book I got for my birthday. In case you guys can’t tell, I am in love with this book! This recipe definitely was the most challenging one I’ve tried. Making the chocolate chip cookie dough was easy enough, it was the decorating that got tricky. I haven’t had much experience with piping. I often just bake cookies or muffins and leave them as is, so this was a good challenge. I’m so happy with the end result!

Let’s get into this recipe. Here’s what you’ll need! I halved the original recipe. This recipe allows for around 18 cookies.

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter (113 g)
  • 6/8 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • Bag of chocolate chips
  • Icing in black and pink


You’ll also need the glasses template for this. She has it in her book, so I traced it out onto a piece of paper. I put wax paper on top, and did my best to pipe the glasses. Ro suggests letting the icing on the glasses harden overnight. So this was my first step.


The next morning, I began preparing the chocolate chip dough.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.

Add the egg in and beat well.

Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) and combine all together.Β Normally, you’d add chocolate chips to the dough, but this recipe has exact placings in mind for them.


Round them into balls and place them on the baking sheet. I have a habit of flattening them a little.

ready to bake

Bake them until they’re golden brown (around 7-9 minutes).


Let them cool for a bit. While they’re still warm, place 4 chocolate chips at the top and 2 near the bottom. Make sure to leave enough space for the glasses.

chocolate chips

Now you need more icing. Some more black, and some pink. Once you have that, set it aside and grab those glasses. This part was the trickiest. You need to carefully separate the glasses from the wax paper, in one piece preferably. I made a lot which is good, as they had a habit of breaking. Add a little icing on the back of the glasses to get them to stick. Once they’re on, pipe on the eyes and smile with black icing.


The final touch is to pipe the pink cheeks. Mine came out more red than pink, but it still works!

smart cookie

Now you have some smart cookies!

smart cookies recipe

smart cookie hiding

smart cookies

These are such cute cookies! This was definitely the trickiest recipe I’ve tried so far, but for my first attempt, they came out pretty well!

Have you guys tried baking anything new recently?


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66 thoughts on “Let’s Bake! (Smart Cookies Edition)

    1. Haha, thank you so much Hazel! The piping on the glasses was the hardest! I don’t have a very steady hand, so I just had to really concentrate. They came out pretty well considering πŸ˜€


    1. Thank you! I did try that with a few cookies, but it was harder to try draw them freehand rather than using the stencil. I think it’ll just take lots of practice to get it right πŸ™‚


  1. Angela, these are some of the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen lol. They’re adorable! To eat or not to eat their cute little faces is the question ??


  2. Wow! my boy will surely love that if only I can bake good enough to eat haha! Unfortunately, I am not a good baker but a good cook as what hubby says. It’s been awhile since you read my post and glad to see you again and so reading yours too! Happy New Year!


      1. Oh I thought from the first time I read your blog you are from Rotorua.. I like Welly been there every year when we were still in NZ. πŸ™‚


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