shamrock bites


Here it is, my St. Paddy's Day version of the Love Bites I made for Valentine's Day. Substitute green for pink and switch the cookie cutter!

Here's the recipe again:

2 sticks butter, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 green nonpareils

With mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in flour until combined. Mix in nonpareils. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness between two sheets of wax paper, transfer to baking sheet, and refrigerate for 3 hours or up to 3 days. (LOVE make ahead stuff! Especially when I made the dough I realized I didn't have a shamrock cookie cutter!)

Heat oven to 350. Cut out shapes from dough. Place on baking sheet 1/2 inch apart and bake for about 14-18 minutes, until just golden. Transfer cookies to rack, and cool completely.

You can brush the edges with light corn syrup and dip into crystalized sugar for a finishing touch.