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Shamrock Mint Cookies

 Shamrock Mint Cookies
My kids have fun helping me make these cute cookies. Although these festive morsels are really meant for St. Patrick's Day, my family requests them year-round.
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Green colored sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, extract and food coloring. Combine flour and salt;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into three 8-in. logs; roll in colored sugar. Wrap each in
  • plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. To form shamrocks, place three
  • slices with sides touching 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Use a portion of another slice for stem.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 181 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.