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Shamrock Cookies Recipe

Shamrock Cookies Recipe

A handy cookie cutter shapes these sensational sweets. With a hint of mint flavor, these cookies are especially yummy with cocoa or chocolate milk. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Green paste food coloring
  • Green colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Gradually add flour and salt. Tint with food coloring. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-in. shamrock cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 192 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.