Shamrock Butter Cookies

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY (weekend)!!! I got the best St. Paddy’s Day gift when I got home from work.


Isn’t she beautiful? Of course, I had to use her right away.


Fortunately, I was already going to make butter cookies for my sister’s (Kori) annual St. Paddy’s Day party. So I didn’t have to think too hard about what to make. It was so nice to be able to throw butter and sugar in a bowl, start the mixer and walk away. I did a little kitchen dance to celebrate.


Kori’s St. Paddy’s Day party is legend. She is a wiz at throwing a great party. I know she works her butt off decorating, cleaning, prepping food and alcohol, but she always makes it look effortless.


Friends of friends are always welcome. It just a fun, comfortable place to hang out. Green beer? Of course. Corned beef sandwiches? Naturally. Also poker, sometimes jello shots, and lots of friends to round it out. Kids can stay until 9pm.


She didn’t ask for cookies. But who can resist butter cookies? Nothing goes better with green beer. The worst part about making these cookies is that they are impossible to transport once they are frosted. Also, this recipe makes a million (exaggeration? pshaw!) cookies, so I figured I’d bring them home sans frosting and hope my nieces and nephew want to help decorate them.

SONY DSCI just frosted a couple to make the pictures look good. (Also, they’ll go well with coffee tomorrow.)


Thanks for the mixer, mom and dad! She works beautifully! I love her. I promise to take care of her. Look! She has her own little home already.


Butter Cookies

SONY DSCIngredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
5 cups flour, divided
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda dissolved in …
2 tbsp milk


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda/milk mixture and 3 cups flour. Add another cup of flour until dough is workable. You’ll use the rest of the flour to roll out the dough.

Roll out and cut. Bake at 350° for 8 – 12 minutes.

Frosting Option #1
Mix powdered sugar and milk until you get the consistency you want, add food coloring and frost.

Frosting Option #2
Mix equal parts butter and powdered sugar. Add milk (and more powdered sugar) until you get the consistency you want. Add a little bit of vanilla and salt to flavor your frosting. Color, frost and decorate!

Baking Music: Happy Mix (includes Golden by Jill Scott, See the World by Gomez, Low Rider by War and so many more happy songs!)


One thought on “Shamrock Butter Cookies

  1. Hey there! LOVE your green machine! She is a Beauty! Thanks for the post….keep cookin’ and letting us know about the adventure!

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