How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

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St. Patrick’s Day is a day in which you have to wear green so that you don’t get pinched. Some people decorate their houses with green four-leaf clovers, which represent good luck. You can also make St. Patrick’s day-themed cookies. You can make them with your friends, family, or by yourself, either way, they are absolutely delicious! Our food brings us all together; by making it together or sharing it at the table, there is no doubt food unites us all.


What you need

Cookie

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of soft butter, which is 2 sticks,
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp.of milk
  • 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract

Icing

  • 5 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup of milk,
  • 1/4 tsp. of almond extract, or vannila extract
  • food coloring, green  

How To Do It

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat into sugar and butter mix,
  4. then add the flour mixture gradually into the butter-sugar mixture until just combined.
  5. sprinkle flour onto a counter space to roll out your cookie dough
  6. Shape it into a disk and place it into a gallon-size Ziploc bag, and Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. after an hour, preheat the oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. sprinkle flour on a clean counter and roll out the dough until 1/8” thick.
  9. Use a four-leaf clover cookie cutter and cut out as many clover-shaped cookies as you can and put them on prepared baking sheets.
  10. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, or until done
  11. Let the cookies cool, you can put them in the fridge for faster cooling 
  12. while your cookies are cooling, make the icing:
  13. In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk, and extract. make sure the icing is not too thin or thick
  14. Add the green food coloring until the desired color is reached. 
  15. Transfer about ⅓ of the icing to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.
  16. First, Pipe around the edges of the cookies to create a border. 
  17. Add 1 tablespoon of milk to the remaining icing to create a thinner consistency for flooding the cookies. Add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time to thin it out more, if necessary. 
  18. Transfer icing to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe icing into the center of the cookie to fill it in completely.
  19. Use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles or help the icing spread into corners. Let dry at room temperature.

I hope that making these cookies brings sweet memories that you and your family will never forget. Enjoy these delicious cookies!