Good morning, friends! Hope you’re making the whole daylight savings transition nicely this morning! I’m getting ready to head out for my group run this morning, but I wanted to share a great cookie recipe with you before I do!
If you’re looking for something fun and festive to make for St. Patty’s Day, look no further! These Sham-Rockin’ Cookies will do the trick!
After scouring around the internet, I found a few possibilities for recipes, but they all made insane amounts of cookies! I scaled it back, and what I came up with gave me about 3 dozen. Of course, the number you will get depends on the size of your cookie cutter, but these were about average size–similar to what you would get if you purchased a package of cookies at the store.
These do take a couple days to make because you have to chill the dough, but they are worth it. I had so much fun putting them together!
The secret ingredient? Sour cream. It yields a fluffy but dense cookie that’s not at all sweet. The sweetness comes from the icing. They were a huge hit with my co-workers and especially with the birthday boy. He emailed me at about 9:30 the morning I brought them in to let me know he’d eaten 8 of them already! Good work, Adam!
Makes about 3 dozen
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sour cream
1 2/3-2 cups flour (until desired consistency for rolling)
Sugar Cookie Frosting
Based on this recipe.
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
2 1/2 T. milk
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Cream the confectioner’s sugar and shortening until smooth. Slowly mix in milk and vanilla extract until frosting is smooth and stiff (approximately 4-5 minutes).
Add in your food coloring, and start decorating!
Like I said, these are NOT sweet cookies, so go big on the icing! All of the sweetness in the cookies comes from it!
I did most of the cookies sans sprinkles since Adam doesn’t like sprinkles.
But . . .
I had to taste test, of course! I’d say they’re pretty darn close to the real deal that you’d get in the store. And judging by the speed with which my co-workers inhaled them, I think they’d be a hit with any crowd!
If you’re like me and like to make holiday-themed treats, these will not disappoint! Think how much fun they would be to make in egg shapes and decorate like cute little Easter eggs!