Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shamrock Cookies

This picture is from the 1983 Cookies for Kids from Better Homes and Gardens. Ok, so not really vintage, but a great cookbook. Just look at this idea for cookies.
I pulled this one out yesterday after making cake mix brownies. I've used this recipe a dozen times on here, often with red velvet mix and white chips. This time I used white mix with butterscotch and semi sweet chips. Yum, but on the dry side. I of course dyed it green!
But this cookbook has so many easy recipes even I can't fail, right? We'll see:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract or vanilla
Few drops green food coloring
2 cups all-purpose flour
Green colored sugar
Now this mix and bake just like normal sugar cookies. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. The trick is that before baking, divide the dough into three parts, and roll in green sugar. Refrigerate a couple hours at least before slicing and arranging like in the picture. Then bake. Cool, eh?
Wow! No prunes. No huge amounts of salt. Nothing gross...

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