With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Shamrock Butter & Chocolate Cookies

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shamrock Butter & Chocolate Cookies

Yummy little butter cookies in the shape of Shamrocks with green sugar and a chocolate coating on the back just might make the little Leprechauns in your house happy.

Shamrock Cookies
Recipe by TJ All Recipes.com and also @Pattie T

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 eggs (I thought about using 2 eggs but just followed the recipe)
few drops food coloring, if desired
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and food coloring of your choice. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough in a pastry bag fitted with a number 4-S tip (the S means 'star'), and pipe out in 2 inch bars on greased baking pan. (Can also be piped into rosettes or other shapes) Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes. Put baked cookies together with jam, frosting or melted chocolate.
 My changes:
*  I used a cookie press instead of putting dough through a pastry bag.
*  I dipped the backs of the cookies in melted chocolate and allowed to harden on baking racks.
This recipe is similar to my Spritz cookie recipe that came with my cookie press.  Click the photo below that recipe.
 
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23 comments:

Cindy said...

I have a cookie press that I forgot about until I started sorting through a closet. Maybe I'll give these cookies a try to decide whether to keep the press or not!

Keri On said...

Sounds like a great idea for the celebration! Thanks for sharing it!

Kathleen said...

Your four leaf clover cookies look delicious!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your cookies turned out wonderfully! They look so festive and delish!

Sue said...

Oh! These look so yummy, you always share the best recipes.
Sue

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

They look awesome! My little leprechaun's would love these, so would the big Leprechaun!

Regina said...

Yummy! Thank you for sharing dear one.
Have a great weekend.
xo

Regina said...

And enjoy your vacation in Paris.
Looking forward for the tour snapshots.
xoxo
" R e g i n a

NanaDiana said...

Really cute cookies. We are all about St. Paddy's day in this house. I grew up in an Irish community..and my grandmother was from Ireland. A fun recipe to try! xxoo Diana

Atelier de Charo said...

Looks so yummy and festive!

Xoxo
Charo

Ann said...

Oh I have a cookie press and I think I still have the shamrock too. My husband loves those kind of cookies so maybe this weekend I'll try out your recipe

hip-chick said...

Oh my they look delish! I just love shortbread.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I have never tried spritz cookies, but this look great. I think my little one would enjoy this.

Vivienne said...

these would make me very happy too!! how indulgent!

Tara said...

YUMMY! Wish I was good at baking. I would whip those up.
Hugs,
TARA

Maggie Ann said...

They look yummy dipped in chocolate! ....thanks for leaving a comment at my art blog....yep, I will be stylin' this summer...=) that was quite the challenge though..I didn't think I could come up with anything..now for a challenge using some 'metal'...=( Have a nice day...

Crystal said...

Wow, these look wonderful! :) Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by Homemaker in Heels! What a wonderful page you have! I will have to follow! I absolutely LOVE the pics of your Mini Schnauzer! I raise them, nd have 3 babies myself! They are a one of a kind breed! :) LOVE them! :)

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

The chocolate on the bottom is absolutely an inspired idea for pressed cookies since they are always bumpy on top. Filing this one away for the future.

Tracy said...

Ohhh, those look yummy! thanks for what looks like a pretty easy recipe.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a great idea to coat them with chocolate on the bottom! My kind of accessory ;) Love your little leprechaun cookie boy!

Dayle said...

They do look fab!

Olga said...

They looks so pretty and festive!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is an adorable leprechaun, and your cookies look delicious!

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