Thursday, February 18, 2010

Green Shortbeard cookies for Saint Paddy's Day

Green Shortbread cookies for Saint Paddy's Day ~

McCoy green Waving clown cookie jar in barrel. Produced in 1953 to 1955. Remember pre heat your oven to 325 degrees and take out your butter for about a 1/2 hour before baking.
In a large mixing bowl cream your
1 cup of butter with about 3 drops of green food coloring, mix it well
mix in 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons of sifted confectioners suger
1/4 cup brown sugar presssed tightly in the measuring cup.
Mix till light and fluffy.
Gradually mix in 2 cups of all-purpose flour mix well. (Don't overmix it will make the dough tough)
Divide the dough in two balls. Cut parchment paper to about 7 1/2" round. Take a ball of dough and press it flat on parchment paper. Use the edge of a fork to do the edging around the cookie. Repeat with remaining ball of dough.
Bake for 24 minutes. The edges will be slightly browned. Put on wire cooling rack for about ten minutes. Then cut into wedges like a pie. Each large cookie will do 8 wedges nicely.
Great baking and enjoy ~

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