Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup shortening

  2. 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  3. 1 egg

  4. 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

  5. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  6. 1 teaspoon salt Green paste food coloring Green colored sugar, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Gradually add flour and salt. Tint with food coloring. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-in. shamrock cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.


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