Lucky Cookie Cut-Outs

St. Patrick's Day Cut-Out Cookies Recipe
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3 Reviews
It will be your lucky day when presented with these special treats.
45 min
Prep Time
3:20
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces
cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla
3 cups
all-purpose flour

Glaze

2 1/2 cups
powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
water
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla or almond extract
Food color, if desired
Decorator candies, sugars, etc., if desired

Directions

  1. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F.
  4. Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool completely.
  6. Combine powdered sugar, water, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed until powdered sugar is moistened. Continue beating until mixture is smooth, adding additional water, if necessary, to reach desired glazing consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.
  7. Glaze cooled cookies. Add decorator candies, if desired. Let stand 1 hour or until glaze hardens.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
45mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Inadvertantly the addition of the flour was left off from the directions. I am updating the recipe now. You should add the flour after the butter sugar mixture is mixed well and is creamy. Then beat on low speed so all the flour gets mixed in.

Rating

I am assuming that the flower gets added slowly when other ingredients become creamy?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: cindy
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Inadvertantly the addition of the flour was left off from the directions. I am updating the recipe now. You should add the flour after the butter sugar mixture is mixed well and is creamy. Then beat on low speed so all the flour gets mixed in.
Posted December 23, 2014

Rating

I didn't care about the name or the shape of the cookie as you can make them into any shape you like. The taste was DELICIOUS!!!! This one is a keeper.

Rating

Thank you, Mary, for your comments and information about the clover and shamrock. Since the cookie is cut out using a clover-shaped cookie cutter rather than a shamrock cookie cutter we have renamed this recipe to Lucky Cookie Cut-Outs. Your information was helpful. Thanks!

Rating

No matter how they taste, no one could bake these for St Patrick's Day because they are Four-Leaf CLOVERS instead of Three-Leaf SHAMROCKS. Irish Shamrocks were used by St. Patrick to teach the idea of the Trinity to the pagans (3 leaves on one stem). Americans often make this mistake but I would think a food company's chefs would do their research. for a holiday.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
Thank you, Mary, for your comments and information about the clover and shamrock. Since the cookie is cut out using a clover-shaped cookie cutter rather than a shamrock cookie cutter we have renamed this recipe to Lucky Cookie Cut-Outs. Your information was helpful. Thanks!
Posted March 14, 2012

Rating

I’m planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for my daughter’s class. I can’t wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bags….so cute. It’s the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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