I know, I know, this photo is from Valentine’s Day. And clearly I had my act together enough to get this recipe out in time for Valentine’s Day. So…rather than wait until St. Patty’s Day has come and gone, I wanted to publish this recipe because it is SO perfect for St. Patty’s Day cookies! I’ll be making these with my girls to celebrate our Irish roots.
I usually use organic flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. And for the icing? I mix organic powdered sugar with milk and mix in a little canned beet juice. For St. Patty’s day cookies, you could mix in a little juice from a can of asparagus or puree a few spinach leaves in water and mix into the sugar/milk mixture. Sounds gross, but with the tiny amount you’ll use, you won’t be able to taste the veggies. Try to avoid those food dyes!
St. Patty’s Day Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c white sugar
1 t vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll dough into rounded balls (using a teaspoon), and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet for two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
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