The Freshman Cook: Secret Recipe Club~ St. Patrick's Day Cookies

It’s time for the Secret Recipe Club reveal, and I am so excited! I was assigned a really great blog this month. It is called Art From My Table, and it is written by Chellie. She has posted such a wonderful array of so many different foods, that I had a difficult time deciding which recipe to choose. After a lot of internal debate, I chose her “Stained Glass Cookies”, and I am so glad I did.  They were the perfect choice!
 Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies
printable recipe

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup Sugar

1 Egg

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

2 1/2 cup Flour

1/2 cup Sour Cream

Apple Flavored Jolly Ranchers

(about 1 per cookie)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Unwrap your jolly rancher candies, place in a plastic

zipper or zip lock bag, and crush with a hammer, or

like I did, with the end of a big flashlight.

(I couldn’t find the hammer) 🙂

Place your shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla in your bowl.

Cream together.

In a separate bowl, mix together your salt, baking soda,

and flour. 

Add to the shortening mixture, alternating with the sour cream.

Start and end with the flour mix. Roll out your dough and cut out

your shamrocks. You may want to place the dough in the 

fridge for about an hour before cutting it out.

These are the cookie cutters I used. I cut out the large

shamrock, and moved the cutout to the baking sheet.

Then I cut out the small one.

Fill the open area of the shamrock with some of the 

crushed jolly rancher.

Bake for 7-8 minutes.

Cool on rack, allowing for the centers to harden.

Be careful, the centers are very hot!


When Chellie posted this recipe, she designed it to be used

for Valentines Day. She originally posted it as a

decoder cookie, which I found adorable!

It is such a versatile cookie, it can be used for lots 

of holidays and celebrations, and the decoder idea could

 be used for so many different themes~I just love the idea!!

Thank you Chellie for making this so easy for me!

This is a great recipe, and one I will use over

and over again!

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