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St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Happy Monday my friends! We are in our last week of St. Patrick’s Food and Fun, I hope you have enjoyed it so far. We have lots of delicious recipes, dinner ideas, fun for the kids and of course, St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes for you this week, so stay tuned!

I’m brightening your day today with these green ombre St. Patrick’s Day Cookies! One of the Rainbow Recipes I had on my list and didn’t get a chance to bake, were these Rainbow Cookies. So, I thought it would be fun to change it up a little and simply color them green for St. Patrick’s Day. They used store bought sugar cookie dough, but I used one of my favorite Sugar Cookie Recipes that has almond extract in it.

After they were cooled, I dipped the edge in white chocolate and added a few green jimmie sprinkles. I think these would also be fun for Valentine’s Day or even Halloween…or maybe some fun March Madness cookies with your favorite team colors!

After mixing up the dough, you will need to color it. I used Wilton leaf green coloring, divided the dough into 4 parts and colored each a little darker. Cover the counter with a piece of wax paper, and knead the coloring in until well blended.

  1. Roll a small ball {I used a 2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop} of each color
  2. Place the balls together and roll another ball
  3. Roll into a cylinder about 8 inches long
  4. Coil the dough, twisting the rope as you go {this step was a little tricky, and took me a few times} The dough may break, I just pushed it back together

After the cookies are formed, place on a greased cookie sheet and bake {see recipe below}

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies {Sugar Cookie Recipe}

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies {Sugar Cookie Recipe}

A fun multi-colored sugar cookie for St. Patrick's Day or change the color for another holiday. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • Leaf Green Coloring

Instructions

    Sugar Cookie Recipe
  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. St. Patrick's Day Cookies
  6. Divide dough into 4 parts and color with green coloring
  7. Roll a small ball {I used a 2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop} of each color
  8. Place the balls together and roll another ball
  9. Roll into a cylinder about 8 inches long
  10. Coil the dough, twisting the rope as you go, press the end in a little to seal
  11. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes {depending on the size of the cookie}
  12. Sugar Cookies
  13. Roll out dough and cut with a cookie cutter
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for about 7-8 minutes
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Comments

  1. You must be working overtime! You have so many wonderful St. Patrick’s Day ideas :)

  2. Sid says:

    Cool stuff. I love the color and decoration of your cookie. These are surely going to make the moms a real hero.

  3. The color on those cookies really comes out when they’re baked! I’d worry about over-working the dough and ending up with tough cookies, though. If one were making a particularly large batch of these, do you think that the coloring would be more ideally done during the addition of eggs, or maybe even the creaming of butter and sugar?

    • CupcakeLady says:

      This dough is very soft, and should not get tough with the addition of the coloring at the end. You can certainly try to add it during the mixing process.
      ~Liz

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