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Monday, March 2, 2015

Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies

St. Paddy's day at our house has always been just for fun, the abundance of shamrocks, rainbows, pots of gold and leprechauns always bring out anyone's mischievous side.    I drag out all my green depressionware dishes and set them up on tables, throw a few good luck pieces amongst them and add a few shamrocks and then, start cooking anything that is or can be green.  I have been know to serve my children green milk for St. Paddy's day!!   So sad my grandbabies don't live close, I can think of loads of tricks to play on/with them on this tricky holiday.  But I decided they needed a batch of special magic cookies, cookies with a stained glass translucent center in the shape of all things lucky!! 
A shamrock!

Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 8 ounces green fruit-flavored hard candies, such Life Savers, crushed (1 cup crushed)
  • Different size shamrock cookie cutters
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy
2. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and salt
3. Slowly add flour, mixing until just combined
4. Divide the dough into half,flatten into two separate discs, wrap with clear wrap and place in fridge for at least 3 hours
5. Heat oven to 350 degrees
6. Remove dough from fridge and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to an ⅛-inch thickness.
8. Using your largest shamrock cookie cutter, cut the dough into shamrocks and place on parchment-lined baking pans, spacing them 1 inch apart.
9. Using a smaller shamrock that fits inside the shamrock cookies , cut out the centers from each cookie.
10. Spoon the crushed candy into the center of each cookie, filling full.
11. Bake until just golden at the edges, 7 to 9 minutes.
12. Let cool on the baking pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
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Other St. Paddy's Day Fun:

Leprechaun Poo

Rainbow Cupcakes in Mason Jars

 Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping


  1. I love these for St. Patrick's Day! Pinned!

  2. What a fun treat for St. Patrick's Day! :)


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