Shamrock Almond Cookies

 

St. Patrick’s Day is next Wednesday and I’m getting ready. I baked some  Irish Soda Bread, did you know that it wasn’t originated by the Irish, and these yummy little Shamrock Almond Cookies just melt in your mouth.

A couple months ago, when I received my wall calendar from Pillsbury, and was flipping through the months, I spotted a recipe for Almond Sandwich Cookies with pink filling. Well, I got busy sharing other treats and food for Valentine’s Day and didn’t get them baked, so I knew exactly what I wanted to bake for St. Patrick’s Day, but with green filling, of course.

The recipe called for refrigerated sugar cookie dough, which I didn’t want to use, so I set out to find an Almond Cookie dough recipe. The very first place I headed was my friend, Bridget over at Bake at 350 (if you haven’t visited Bridget, run fast…she is amazing!), and I was excited to find that she uses a Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie for many of her cut out cookies. I followed her recipe exactly…

Shamrock Almond Cookies
 
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Shamrock Almond Cookies from HoosierHomemade.com are perfect for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 3 cups Flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
Filling {recipe from Pillsbury }
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar (I ended up using about 3 cups and the filling was pretty stiff)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 drop Green Food Color
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter.
  3. Add egg and extracts, mix well.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until well combined.
  5. Roll out dough and cut out shapes.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, if you like a soft sugar cookie, bake a little shorter, if you like a crisp cookie, bake a little longer.
Filling
  1. Beat butter until fluffy, gradually add a small amount of powdered sugar at a time, alternating with milk and almond extract.
  2. I mixed it like I do my Buttercream Frosting.

 

I wanted to add a little something to the top and had seen the amazing dessert that Amanda at I Am Baker made, but wanted to stay with the green theme. So, I used some of the filling, added a bit more green food color and a dab more of milk, heated it in the microwave. After mixing well, I filled my Wilton Plastic bottle to be able to drizzle with ease. I also sprinkled on some green sugar on the edge.

I couldn’t stop with just the little sandwich cookies, I cut out some larger ones too. I was excited when my son found 7 different shamrock cookie cutters in my basket. I also used them for my St. Patrick’s Garland.

 

I frosted some with the filling and some with the darker green filling, using the same method I use on Sugar Cookies with Almond Bark.

Are you baking for St. Patrick’s Day? Or have a special meal planned? I’d love to hear about it. :)

This post linked to:

~Potluck Sunday hosted by Mommy’s Kitchen

~St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Cuisine Kathleen

~Finer Things Friday hosted by The Finer Things in Life

~St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Created by Diane

~Food on Friday hosted by Ann Kroeker

Comments

  1. Oh these look adorable Liz! We’ve been talking about making green shamrock cookies – my boys LOVE to help roll out the dough! :) Happy St Pats!

  2. So festive, they look great!
    .-= Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}´s last blog ..Shamrock Pretzel =-.

  3. Kristi says:

    These look yummy! I’m visiting you back from Tip Junkie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’d love for you to join my first linky party tomorrow (Friday). Come plant a creative seed at my “Plant a Punkin Seed Party”!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..It’s Time to Plant Creative Seeds at the "Plant a Punkin Seed" Linking Party Every Friday!!! (and a Bunny Stitchery Pillow) =-.

  4. Leanne says:

    Those look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. My family would love these.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..What’s In Your Baskets? =-.

  5. How festive!!

  6. Allison says:

    Those look so good. I love sugar cookies, especially the ones covered in frosting. :-)
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Flax Seed Bread, Whole Wheat and Wheat Germ Bread =-.

  7. Those look delicious! Hmmm, hadn’t planned on baking for St. Patty’s day…but it seems, we bake on a whim anyway so who knows. Maybe I’ll have some green beer…does that count, tee hee ;)

    Jamie :)
    .-= A Forest Frolic´s last blog ..Meet Remi Lovelots :) =-.

  8. Molly says:

    Oh the love and care that you put into these is amazing. I soooo love a good cookie! I wish I ad the patience to make these. Thanks for coming by my little place in blogville.

  9. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look adorable and delicious! Yum!
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Green Velvet Cupcakes =-.

  10. Lynn says:

    These are so cute!

  11. Those look delicious! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!! I really appreciate it!

  12. Those look like so much fun. Wish you were my neighbor so I could send my kids to your house for cookies. ;)

  13. Jerri says:

    Oh! These look yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by. I actually just started the Friday Favorites a couple of weeks ago. Would love for you to come and link up with us!
    .-= Jerri´s last blog ..Friday Favorites – Week 3 =-.

  14. Ann Kroeker says:

    Cute, cute, cute! My kids would love this!
    .-= Ann Kroeker´s last blog ..Food on Fridays: Lentil-Barley Stew =-.

  15. They look so yummy!!! Thanks so much for linking to Bake at 350! I’m so happy you liked the cookies! I’m making some today!!!
    .-= bridget {bake at 350}´s last blog ..The Homemade Hostess Cupcake strikes again! =-.

  16. All your Irish treats look delicious! Thanks for sharing them, and thanks so much for joining the Blog Crawl!
    Happy St. Patrick;s Day!

  17. Joni says:

    I love your recipe and I love anything that is almond! Joni

  18. Kate says:

    Almond cookies…delicious. I love that they are shamrock sandwich cookies!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..The Potato – Shepherd’s Pie and Colcannon =-.

  19. carol says:

    These cookies look so cute and festive! They sound delicious too. Thank you. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
    .-= carol´s last blog ..It’s a Saint Patrick’s Day Party!……. =-.

  20. Cathy says:

    Oh my these cookies do look tasty!!! Wising you well!
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Happy St. Patrick’s Day =-.

  21. Jane says:

    These look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

    xoxo
    Jane
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..ST. PATRICK’S DAY : CHICAGO STYLE =-.

  22. we use big wall calendars on our offices, big wall calendars are easier to read ‘*-

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