St Patty’s | WEEKEND WIND UP #62

St. Patty’s is calling, people!

Although in the little rural corner of Germany where I live, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t much of a deal, it is being celebrated in our local Irish Pub so even the backwoods around here are sort of familiar with the Irish holiday.

No one celebrates as much as the blogging community, though.

For weeks and weeks now (pretty much since Valentine’s was over) St. Patrick’s Day related recipes, D.I.Y.s and decorating tips have been popping up and so I decided to jump in the discussion, go with the flow, follow the lead and share a super-easy, extra-pretty little sugar cookie recipe with you. Enjoy!

Shamrock sugar cookies

Mix 80 g butter, 100 g sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons single cream. Add 250 g flour, 130 g corn starch and 2-3 teaspoons baking powder and knead until a smooth dough forms. (If you want your cookies to have a typical Irish green colour, add a few drops of liquid food colouring.) 

Wrap in cling film and set to rest in your fridge for 1 hour. 

Roll the dough and cut into cookies, using a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter. Place on a lined baking tray and bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes (until golden brown). 

Let cool and enjoy. Or let cool and flood with royal icing like I did. 

Some great tips on how to do that can be found on Sweetopia. Go and check this link out, the information on cookie decorating that can be found there is priceless!

And then come back and tell me about your St. Patrick’s Day!

What do you get up to today?

I think I might just head down to our local Irish pub and see what’s happening there (if I can get in, that is, because they’re usually over-booked on St Patty’s… – wish me luck!).

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