Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, and I bet most of you are already getting ready to celebrate it with a bang! You’ve got your superb green outfit ready, have made plans with your friends to go out and drink green beer and maybe look for some leprechauns. I’ve heard that the more green beer you drink, the likely it will be for you to find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow… Likewise, where are we without some tasty treats fit just for the occasion? Find 3 easy and delicious recipes for green desserts for St Patrick’s Day!
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Let’s start by baking these tasty and eye-catching shamrock cookies!
What you need:
- 3 cups/ 375 gr white flour
- powdered sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 sticks/15 tsp. softened butter
- 1 cup/ 208 g white sugar
- 1 egg
- green icing
- gold sprinkled
- shamrock shaped cookie cutter
Baking the cookies:
First, put the oven to 350 °F/177 °C. Line a tray with baking paper. In a bowl, put the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk. Set aside, and take out another bowl. There, put the softened butter and sugar. Use a mixer to combine them until you get a creamy and light mixture. Then add the egg and extracts and mix again. Take the bowl with the flour and slowly add it to the creamy mixture until it is well combined. Take the dough and place it over a surface covered with the powdered sugar. Make it into a ball. Roll it out to ¼ inch/ 0.63 cm thickness. With the shamrock shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies from the dough. Use a flat spatula to put the cookies on the baking paper. Bake them for 7-9 min. Don’t let them get brown. Take out the cookies and allow them to cool for at least 20 min.
How to make the icing?
Put the green icing into a bowl that can be placed in a microwave. Microwave the icing for 30 sec. Stir. Repeat this process in 15 sec alternations if necessary until the icing is thinned out. Let it cool before covering the cookies with it.
How to decorate the cookies?
Use a piping bag to carefully decorate the cookies with the frosting. If you don’t have one, you can also use a small plastic bag, just like I did. Make sure to add the gold sprinkles fast before the icing dries out. Let the cookies dry completely before moving them. Voilà, you have your ideal green dessert for St Patrick’s Day!
Delicious grasshopper bars desserts recipe
And why not bake these sweet grasshopper bars to celebrate the event? The ideal dessert to complete your St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Let’s give them a try!
What you need:
For the bars:
- 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
- 1/3 cup/ 72.9 g vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp.water
- 1 egg
For the frosting:
- 1 package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup/ 56.5 g butter, softened
- 3 cups/ 336 g powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp.mint extract
- 2 tbsp. milk
- green food colouring
For the glaze:
- 1oz/38 g unsweetened chocolate for baking
- 1 tbsp. butter
Put oven to 350 °F/180 °C. Take a large baking tray and either spray it with cooking spray or lay parchment paper on it. Place all of the ingredients listed for the bars in a large bowl and stir. A soft dough should form. Press it into the tray. Place in the oven and bake for 15 min. Take out the bars and let them cool for 10 min. Now, take another large bowl and put all the ingredients for the frosting. Combine until smooth. Spread the frosting over the bars with a spoon. In a separate bowl fit for a microwave, put the glaze ingredients. Microwave on high for 30 sec. Stir the mixture until smooth. Drizzle it over the bars with the frosting. Take the tray and put it in the fridge for 30 min. After, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows to make the bars. Store again in fridge. Awesome!
Green chocolate stout cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day
And I saved the best for last. Time to make these amazing green chocolate stout cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day 2023! Who’s with me?
What you need:
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ Devil’s Food Cake Mix
- 2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ Vanilla Frosting
- 3 extra large eggs
- 1/3 cup/80 ml vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup/ 18o ml stout beer
- chocolate sprinkles
- green gel food colouring
- 2 x 12-cup muffin pans
Heat the oven to 350 °F/180 °C. Line the 2 x 12-cup muffin pans with paper or plastic muffin cases. Open the Betty Crocker cake box mix. Remove the enclosed frosting sachet and set it aside. In a large bowl, put the cake mix, along with the oil, stout, and eggs. Whisk with a mixer for 2-3 min until well-combined. Pour the mixture evenly in the muffin cases until they are a little over half full. Bake for 18 to 22 min. You can poke the cupcakes with a tooth stick to check if they are ready. Remove and let them sit in the pans for 5 min. Then transfer and let cool completely. In a medium bowl, mix the 2 tubs of Betty Crocker frosting. Put a little green gel food colouring until you get an even colour. Place the frosting in a piping/plastic bag and decorate the cupcakes in a circular pattern. Top with the chocolate sprinkles. You are done!