🍀 Shamrock Cookies! 🍀
Hi, friends! Happy St Patrick’s Day!!! I really love celebrating holidays. Birthdays are fun too. Honestly, any chance I get to celebrate and decorate, I’m taking it. So, in order to celebrate St Patricks Day while in the process of moving, I attempted to make shamrock cookies and I think they turned out well enough, but they could have been better.
I started with what I had on hand, which was this sugar cookie dough. I, then, scooped it into this bowl so that I could put some food coloring in it!
Helpful Hint: If you use food coloring, make sure you don’t stir it in a plastic bowl unless you want to change the color of your bowl
It was super difficult to mix all of the food coloring in, but I finally did it. Just prepare yourself, because you’re going to need a lot of elbow grease to mix it in. The dough was in the refrigerator, so it was a little hard when I started. As time went by, it got a little bit easier, but it was still really difficult.
Now for the fun! I didn’t have any shamrock cookie cutters on hand, so I had to make do. It worked well enough!
I got tired of making the little ones. After a while, it becomes mundane, so I started making bigger ones to get through it.
They’re all ready!
I heard that putting them in the freezer before cooking them will help them keep their shape better. Before I put them in the freezer, I set the oven to heat up to 350. Then I put them in the freezer for about 5 minutes or until the oven was ready.
Here’s what they looked like when they were done.
I know, I know, I messed it up. I should have known that the cookies were going to spread out. Something that I do a lot is know something, but not wanting to believe it. That’s exactly what happened, and the end result was a mess. That’s how it usually goes too. You would think I would have learned by now! I’m too optimistic.
However, I kinda fixed some of them. I got a knife, then I separated and rounded the edges so it looked more like a shamrock. I should have done the smaller ones first, but instead, I did them last and the dough had hardened too much by then. So I just kept them like that. And, of course, I added some sprinkles to make everything more fun!
Here’s the best one. I guess all that matters is they tasted good right?
The whole reason I started this blog is to help other people know that no one is perfect. I try and bake or cook things and there’s almost always an issue. Sometimes it turns out well enough in the end, sometimes it’s awful. But I decided that I was going to put mistakes and successes on this blog. So here’s to mistakes!
My question for you is: What’s your favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?