Shamrock Cookies are quick and easy to make, using golden sugar cookie mix. Cocoa is added to the cookie mix. After baking, the cookies are outlined with green frosting. Use chocolate kisses to sweeten the cookies, if desired.
Recipe from: Hershey's Cocoa*****
1 package (22.3 ounces) golden sugar cookie mix
2/3 cup cocoa
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water
Shamrock Frosting (recipe below)
Miniature kisses chocolate baking pieces, optional
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cookie mix and cocoa in a large bowl; stir. Add oil, eggs and water. Mix with spoon or fork until well combined. Dough will clump together and be easy to handle.
Shape dough into balls, using about 1 level measuring teaspoon of dough for each ball. Cluster 4 balls together on ungreased cookie sheet to form shamrock; flatten each "leaf" just slightly. For stem, shape 1 ball into pencil shape. Tuck stem under bottom of shamrock leaves.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Outline shamrock and stem with Shamrock Frosting. If desired, place a small amount of frosting in center of cookie and press miniature chocolate kiss in center. Makes about 30 cookies.
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon hot milk or light cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 or 3 drops green food coloring
Mix well until smooth.