Today I want to share a simple recipe for St. Patrick Day cookies that are fun for lunches, parties or just for fun. You can even drizzle them with some melted candy melts (like I did for Valentine’s Day) or frosted with buttercream. I am all about celebrating and do not need much of an excuse.
This is a simple recipe and it does require an hour of chilling, so be sure to plan for that. It is adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook. I hope you enjoy it.
Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, reduced fat ok
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
few drops of green food coloring
In a mixing bowl, blend together butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla.
Slowly add flour and baking powder.
Mix together well. Add food coloring. Blend well. I suggest using an electric mixer.
Chill dough at least one hour.
Roll onto floured surface to 1/4 thickness. Cut out cookies and place on parchment paper.
Let cool before serving.
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