With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks

Monday, March 1, 2010

Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks

Not sure how much luck these ice-cream sandwich cookies will bring, but they will make your tummy happy!


Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until blended. Divide dough into two portions; flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8- to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. shamrock cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Prick with a fork if desired.
  • Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Spread 1/4 to 1/3 cup ice cream over the bottom of six cookies; top with remaining cookies. Wrap individually in plastic wrap; freeze. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Yield: 6 servings.
NOTE: I got 10 (20 cookies) nice thick servings.

16 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, what a wonderful recipe. With my 7 grandkids this will be a wonderful treat for each of them. I am going to give it a try. I will have to purchase myself a shamrock cookie cutter, but the rest is east peasy. Thank you for sharing.

Hope you are well. Have a beautiful week. Country hugs sweetie..Sherry

Julie Harward said...

Those are the cutest things ever for St. Patties Day...and I love mint! Come say hi :D

alita said...

My children will adore this. Especially my 4 year old. He's a choc-o-holic. He loves anything chocolate. Thanks for sharing!

Mildred said...

Good Morning Lorraine, Not only do these sound delicious, they are so pretty! What a special treat for St. Patrick's Day.

The Watts Family said...

Oh wow that looks really good but I better go eat my breakfast first before I get any ideas about desert ~Blessings Love Heather

crochet lady said...

What a perfect Irish treat!

onelovelygurl05 said...

These look yummy. I don't know if I can make but I am willing to try. This week I am going to try to make these and the baked shrimp scampi receipe you provided early. I will post about it later.

Maggie Ann said...

These are so impressive! wow...and mint too..=)

Tara said...

YUMMO...those looks delicious.
Hugs,
Tara

Ann said...

OK, I'm drooling here :) Those look so good and they're pretty too

Donna said...

Hi! It'S Donna from the Brenda Photo Challenge! So Happy you're playing with us! We always enjoy looking at everyones photos!
Just have your entries (Up to 3) posted here on the 20th...Thats it!
Love those Cookies!! Look delicious!
Have a great night!
hughugs

Marice said...

looks really yummy :) thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Those are absolutely beautiful! They look tasty, and so much fun to serve! Great post!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

those are precious! Love mint and chocolate... might have to think about having these make an appearance!!

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, these look absolutely devine....I am a huge chocolate/mint fan :)

Blessings!
Gail

Shannon Marie said...

That looks incredible..will you make me one? lol I will have to try these! Thanks.

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