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St. Patrick's Day Cookies

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2010 St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies.

2010 St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Don't have a shamrock cookie cutter? Not to worry, follow these instructions for making your own St. Patrick's Day themed cookies.

Prep Time: 25†minutes

Total Time: 25†minutes

Ingredients:

  • cookie dough, homemade or store-bought
  • green peanut M&Ms
  • green frosting
  • green gel frosting

Preparation:

Bake some of your best homemade Sugar Cookie Dough or a store-bought dough if you have to. (I promise not to tell.) As soon as the cookies come out of the oven*, place 3 candy-coated chocolate pieces in the shape of a shamrock. When the cookies are cool, use green glaze or green icing with a round tip to draw the stem. Spreading green icing on top of your cookie or just drawing a shamrock with green gel could also be hits at your St. Patrick's Day party.

*As you can see in the photo, the candy pieces in the biggest cookie have sunk in the cookie. This is why I recommend putting them on after the cookie has been baked. Placing the candies while the cookie is still hot will help them stay on better.

Terri says: "To make shamrock cookies without a shaped cutter roll dough into small marble sized balls. Place the balls in groups of three. Flatten very gently with bottom of glass that has been dipped in powdered, granulated or colored sugar crystals. Bake as usual. They turn out really cute…cool and decorate as desired."
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 4 out of 5
So cute!!!, Member 157jen

Iím planning the St. Patrickís Day party for my daughterís class. I canít wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bagsÖ.so cute. Itís the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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