Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cookies for St. Patrick's Day

We received these cookies as a yummy Christmas Treat from the "Clarks". I thought they would make a great St. Patricks Day cookie.

Pistachio Thumbprints
1c soft butter
1 egg
2 c flour
1/3 c powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 (3.4 oz.) package instant pistachio pudding mix
Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, vanilla and extract, mix well. Combine flour and pudding, add to the creamed mixture. Shape into 1” balls. Place 2” apart on greased cookie sheets. Make a thumbprints in the center of each cookie with your finger or the back of a spoon. Bake @350 degrees for 10-12 min. cool.

2 Tbsp soft butter
2 c powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp cream
½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. almond extract
Drop or 2 of food coloring (optional)

Cream butter, sugar and extracts. Add food coloring to mix. Spoon filling into center of cooled cookies. This is easier with a pastry bag and a star tip.

1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 tsp. shortening
Melt white chocolate chips and shortening together and drizzle over the filled cookies you can top with sprinkles if desired.

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