Ahh…St. Patrick’s Day…the holiday where everyone suddenly becomes VERY in tune with their inner irish heritage. Seas of green roam the street, shamrock decorations are everywhere, and booze as far as the eye can see. It’s a very exciting holiday and needless to say…we love it!! Courtney and I were brainstorming an idea of what to post for St. Patty’s Day, and Courtney came across this awesome recipe for shamROCK cookies and we decided to recreate it! While we were shopping for the ingredients for our cookies at Target, Courtney spotted this super cute shirt, along with this headband and flask from their dollar section! (and let’s be honest…we can never resist all their cute things in the dollar section)
Now about those cookies…
Courtney found Bridget’s fantastic recipe over at bake350.net for shamROCK cookies. They looked super fun, and being in Nashville, we couldn’t resist the musical theme! Pot O’ Gold cookies were added into the mix too. The cookies we made definitely didn’t turn out as good as Bridget’s, but they were SO much fun to make! I’ll give you a rundown on how we made our cookies and then include a link to Bridget’s original recipe that we used in case you want to follow it.
What We Used:
1 stick salted butter
3 tbsp. All purpose flour
We used regular green pillsbury icing but these icings would probably work a lot better:
- Follow the instructions for cutout cookies on the back of the sugar cookie package.
- Roll out your dough to about 1/2 inch thick, and then cut out your shamrocks.
- Place them on the baking sheet
- After placing on the baking sheet lengthen the stem of the shamrock and shape it into a guitar handle
- Bake for 5-7 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool before icing them to prevent the icing from sliding off the cookies.
If you want to follow the original recipe you can find it here: http://www.bakeat350.net/2012/02/you-sham-rock.html