I'm pretty late on the St Patty's Day bandwagon to be posting this recipe! I made these cookies ages ago but never got around to posting these pics. The kids I keep loved these - we had a blast working with the green dough, and I cut way down on the butter/sugar so they're not too crazy sweet.
I modified this recipe to make these yummy green sugar cookies.
- 1 cups softened butter
- 1 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 cups white all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Green food coloring
Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured or wax paper lined surface. The dough should be 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick. Find your cutest cookie cutters and get to work!
I kept half my dough in the fridge while I worked with the other half. The colder the dough is during the rolling and cutting, the better.
I baked the cookies on wax paper - they don't need long, just 6-8 min depending on the size.
These were baked for 7 min - you can see the little ones are getting crispy and the bigger stars are still a bit soft in the middle. I'd rather have a soft cookie, but the tiny ones were perfect snacks for the teething baby I hang out with.