Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shamrock Cookies

These shamrock cookies are a holiday favorite on St. Patrick's day. It's another great recipe from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book They are very easy to make and delicious with milk. I love the hint of peppermint in these cookies too!

Here's the recipe:
1 C. Shortening
1 C. Powdered sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp. Peppermint extract
2 1/2 C Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Green food coloring

In a large mixing bowl, mix together shortening, sugar, and egg until blended.
Add the extract, flour, and salt and mix well.

Add the food coloring

Mix until the green color is evenly distributed within the dough.

Now you are ready for the fun part of making the shamrocks. Take the dough and roll into three or four little balls (depending on how you want to shape the shamrocks) and flatten together. Shape a stem and attach.

Bake for approx 9 minutes. I must admit, my first batch I over cooked and they turned out hard. My second batch I under cooked slightly and they turned out perfect. Set the timer for 9 minutes and then go from there.
These cookies are so much fun to make and delicious to eat. You can add green sprinkles on them before baking if you really want them to dazzle! Enjoy!