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The Ultimate Canadian Hero Cookie For “Smartie” Pants With Smarties and Chocolate Chips.


This Canadian Hero cookie for “Smartie” Pants is a delicious candy-filled cookie baked in a cast iron pan. What?! That’s right; it’s one giant-sized hero cookie for the heroes in your life! Tasty chocolate chips and Smarties are packed into a delicious brown sugar cookie base.

This chocolate chip candy-filled Canadian hero cookie uses three sugars, brown, white, and honey, to make a truly moist thick cast iron cookie. We named it the Canadian Hero Cookie because it uses Canadian-made Smarties candies and because it is such a heroic size!

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Again you will notice me using my old style “eyeball method” mentioned before to measure the dry ingredients. Here I am showing you what 3/4 tsp of baking soda will look like. The visual can help you if you are attempting to learn this old-school method. Otherwise, break out your handy measuring spoon set!

Yes, those are my fingerprints on the cookie dough. I believe in not making more dirty dishes than necessary. Also, the tactile approach when flattening the cookie dough will help you understand when it’s evenly spread.




Baked in the cast iron pan, the giant-sized cookie bakes to a rich golden brown. The candy-filled cookie is moist in the middle; this is a delicious warm dessert best served right from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Unfortunately for me, I was out of ice cream after having cleaned out the old freezer. So I enjoyed a slice of this sweet cookie with an afternoon cuppa’ tea. Believe me when I say the tea was a much-needed break from the sweetness of the Smartie-filled cookie. I love desserts but was not fully prepared for this cookie’s powerful sweetness.

If you want to make this cookie less sweet, I suggest cutting back on the Smarties. I got carried away when I tossed the whole bag of candy into the batter. I was feeling my patriotic pride in the Canadian candy, I guess.

In any event, this cookie will be a hit with your family. My son made off with two slices! The cookie is much drier on the second day, so it’s best fresh from the oven rather than later.
You can freeze this oversized cookie dessert in the freezer for up to three months. Be sure to wrap tightly, though, to avoid that nasty freezer flavor.


Your Questions Answered:


I can’t find “Smarties” where I am. What can I sub in?

If you don’t have access to the Smartie candies then regular milk chocolate MMs will suffice. The just don’t have the same textural crunchiness that the Smarties hard candy shell does when you bite into them.


I don’t have any honey on hand what can I add instead?

You could likely omit the honey and still be fine as there is a lot of sugar already.


I have a smaller cast iron skillet can I still make this?

We recommended splitting the dough up into two batches if your pan is significantly smaller. It’s already going to be moist in the center so making it thicker would mean it would have that much harder of a time baking. If you don’t want to bake the second batch right away wrap it up and freeze it for later. It should be good for about a month in the freezer.


Canadian Hero Cookie For “Smartie” Pants

Amber Bondar
This cast iron skillet cookie is a moist dessert packed full of Smarties and chocolate chips. The brown sugar cookie base bakes up to a delicious golden brown. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream to your heroes for a welcoming after dinner dessert!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 39 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 8 people


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 12" Cast Iron Skillet


  • ¾ Cup Butter softened
  • ¾ Cup Brown sugar
  • ½ Cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2⅓ Cup Flour
  • ¾ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¾ Cup Smarties Canadian hard candy coated chocolate (Sub MMs)
  • ½ Cup Milk Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Have your preseasoned cast iron skillet ready.
  • Cream butter and sugars including the honey together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at time.
  • Add in the vanilla.
  • Measure dry ingredients into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Add Smarties candy and the chocolate chips.
  • Put the batter into the cast iron skillet and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 35-40 mins until the cookie tests done.
  • *Optional serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream


You can use the back of a floured lifter/spatula to flatten the cookie batter into the cast iron skillet. Or you can go old school and use your hands. 
Keyword candy, cast iron skillet, chocolate chips, cookie, dessert

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