Is there a better way to get into the spirit of St.Paddy than to indulge in delicious, holiday-inspired drinks?
Popular as Guinness and Cabbage, there are plenty of delicious recipes out there on St. John’s Day. We kept the Irish cream flowing, yes – but we also included a few sugary and colored options (green, gold, and rainbow!) For good measure.
While blue may be historically more accurate, we welcome the lucky color of the four-leaf clover on this list (including a handmade Shamrock Shake!) If you are looking to keep things more traditional, check out these classic Irish dessert recipes. And while trying to get straight to the essentials (aka dessert), start your night with one of these delicious and delicious recipes, including old ones like beef and cabbage and Guinness beef stew. But to find the perfect holiday dessert, try one of these Patrick Day insects to feel the luck of the Irish.
Shamrock Sugar Cookies
The hardest part about this sugar cookie recipe is deciding whether you want to use royal icing or buttercream frosting.
Is there a better way to celebrate Patrick’s Day than with egg-shaped cookies? Our simple sugar cookie recipe keeps its shape while baking so you can relax knowing that all of your leaves will come out round and fully defined. We love to decorate with royal icing, but you can use simple buttercream ice in a quick and easy way to freeze cookies too!
- 3 c. flour for all purposes, and much more
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 c. (2 sticks) butter soft
- 1 c. bright sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
For ICING ROYAL
- 5 c. powdered sugar
- 1/3 c. simple corn syrup
- 1/4 c. milk, and other reductions
- 1/4 tsp. extract of almond (or vanilla)
The color of raw food
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar until lightly browned and painted. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until fluffy, then add the flour mixture slowly until just combined. Turn it into a disk and wrap it in plastic. Refrigerator 1 hour.
- When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. A little flour is a clean workplace and kneads the dough until 1/8 ”thick. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut the shape and transfer it to the prepared baking sheets. Freeze for 10 minutes.
- Bake the cookies until the edges are golden brown easily, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
- Meanwhile, make icing sugar: In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk, and whisk. Add a tablespoon of milk at a time, if necessary, to reduce frostbite. You want it to be thick enough to hold its shape when a cookie inserts cookies. Color the food green until your favorite color is achieved.
- Transfer approximately ⅓ quilts to a piping bag with a small circular tip. Pipe around the edges of the cookies to create a border.
- Add 1 teaspoon of milk to the remaining icing to create a slight consistency of cookie filling. Add 1 teaspoon of milk at a time to reduce it, if necessary.
- Transfer the icing to a piping bag with a small round tip. Insert a pipe into the center of the cookie to complete it completely. Use a toothpick to remove any air bubbles or help the icing spread to the corners. Allow drying at room temperature.
I hope this will help you to cook and enjoy St Patrick Day with dessert.