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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2010

I needed to whip together a quick GREEN treat for my daycare kids and I knew I didn’t have time to decorate sugar cookies so I decided to make a shortbread cookie and colour it GREEN!   I opted not to chill the dough and my cookies turned out pretty kid worthy! 

St Patrick’s Day Shortbread Cutouts

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups plus 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • a healthy splash of green food colouring (the amount of colour is dependant on the colour you desire)

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, pulse the flour, sugar and salt until combined.  Add the butter in small cubes and pulse until it resembles coarse cornmeal. 

Whisk the egg yolk, cream and food colouring together and drizzle it through the feed tube of the food processor while pulsing.  Once the dough begins to come together, turn it onto a floured surface and knead until it all comes together.

Roll dough to 1/4″ thick and cut out with cookie cutters.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes until cookies just begin to lightly brown around the edges. 

Remove to wire racks to cool.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2010 4:51 am

    Wow Katie!
    Those are some LUCKY kiddos!
    I need to jot this recipe down…my moms favorite…Shortbread Cookies!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day with your little ones!

  2. March 19, 2010 3:59 am

    Hi Katie…sweet Shamrock cookies…yummy shortbread!! Isn’t it fun…all the special themed days etc. We are so fortunate to be working with children…sharing the magic and wonder.


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