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Shamrock Mint Cookies

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 36

Enjoy these delicious shamrock mint cookies sprinkled with green colored sugar that are perfect or a dessert. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2
teaspoon mint extract
1/4
teaspoon green food color
2
eggs
3 3/4
cups all purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
3/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons sugar
1/4
cup green colored decorator sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, brown sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add mint extract, food color and eggs; beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. For each cookie, place 3 balls, sides touching, in triangular shape on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 2 inches apart. With bottom of glass dipped in sugar, flatten each three-leaved cookie. With sharp knife, score each leaf in half; do not cut through. Sprinkle cookies with green colored sugar.
  • 3
    Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Expert Tips

  • The shamrock is the national symbol of Ireland. According to legend, patron St. Patrick planted it in Ireland because its three small leaves represented the Holy Trinity.
  • Tint some of the dough yellow and sprinkle the cookies with golden-colored sugar to resemble the pot at the end of the rainbow.
  • Serve the cookies with glass mugs of Irish coffree (strong coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkled with nutmeg).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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