St. Patrick’s Day Sweets

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, but Wednesday night I did a little baking for yesterday’s holiday (holidays always call for yummy treats!), and I used two really simple recipes. The first was another cake mix cookie recipe, but this time for Funfetti cookies, and the recipe was slightly different than the Red Velvet cookie recipe. The second recipe was for a giant Shamrock cookie that uses a pre-made refrigerated sugar cookie dough, but I opted to make homemade vanilla frosting rather than use a can.
Above is a picture of the Funfetti cookies; the recipe uses a Funfetti cake mix, 2 eggs, and a 1/3 cup oil. The recipe can actually be found on the side of the cake mix box. After baking the cookies and allowing them to cool, I used a Funfetti vanilla frosting to frost the cookies and then topped them off with some green sprinkles.

Yum yum yummy!!!

Click here for printable Funfetti Cookies recipe

The next recipe was as basic as they get, I had some fun making a double layer though and shaping the giant cookies into a Shamrock. I used the recipe found at the following website: http://www.cooksrecipes.com/cookie/big_shamrock_cookie_recipe.html . I used two refrigerated sugar cookie doughs and flattened the entire dough onto two large cookie sheets (the recipe says to shape into a shamrock before you bake the dough, but I decided to cut the Shamrock after baking). I baked both doughs at 325° then allowed them to cool. While cooling, I used this recipe to make some vanilla frosting: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,166,150190-244203,00.html. I used green food coloring to color most of the frosting, but left a tiny bit of it white to make an outline of the top cookie.

I then cut the dough into two large shamrocks, below is a picture of the first shamrock before and after being frosted.

I then put the second shamrock on top of the first, iced the top, and put the white outline around it. So the shamrock isn’t the perfect shape, but like I always say, it’s all about the taste anyways 😉

Click here for printable Shamrock Cookie recipe

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About Mary Kate

Hey Ya'll! My name is Mary Kate DuBard, I was born and raised in South Carolina, and I have wonderful parents and two older brothers. I'm currently living in Atlanta and attending Georgia Tech; I'm a junior majoring in Industrial Engineering and minoring in Spanish. I'm on the track and field and cross country teams here as well. I love everything outdoors, traveling, being with friends, laughing, anything sweet, and BAKING. My favorite part of any meal has always been dessert, and I grew up with my grandmother's perfect pecan pie and banana pudding. Since high school, I have loved to bake and throughout college, I have especially branched out, baking several times a week and enjoying the adventures of trying new recipes. My hope is to eventually run my own bakery someday! I decided to start a little blog to document my baking endeavors and allow my friends and family to keep up with my sweet tooth.
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