Shamrock Sugar Cookies Recipe

Shamrock Sugar Cookies Recipe
Staff Writer

McCormick

Bring a touch of the Emerald Isle to your home with these dazzling Shamrock Sugar Cookies, decorated with green-tinted icing.

24
Servings
209
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 2 1/2  Cups  flour
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1  Cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2  Cup  confectioners' sugar
  • egg
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 13  drops green food coloring
  • 2  Teaspoons  milk
  • 1/2  Cup  confectioners' sugar

Directions

For the cookies

For the Cookies, mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and nutmeg. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well mixed. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface (see Test Kitchen Tip) to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out dough with shamrock cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

For the icing

For the Icing, mix green food color and milk in small bowl. Add confectioners' sugar, stirring until color is evenly distributed and icing is smooth. To decorate cookies, hold cookie by its edge and dip top of cookie into icing. (Or spoon the icing onto cookie using a teaspoon.) Place glazed cookies on wire rack set over foil-covered baking sheet to dry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
74mg
11%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
188mg
13%
Water
2g
0%

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