Shamrock Cookies with Green Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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Shamrock Cookies with Green Buttercream Frosting

Cookie recipe

1 cup shortening
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
4 tbls milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 400. In one bowl, cut shortening into flour until well combined. In a second bowl, combine eggs and sugar; beat well then add milk and vanilla, then add baking soda. Add wet mixture into dry mixture alternately. Stir just until combined then roll out dough onto floured surface. Cut into shamrock shapes with cookie cutter and place onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for 9-10 mins or just until the bottom is barely turning golden. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. (makes around 40-50 depending on size of cookie cutter and thickness of cookie)

Green Buttercream Frosting

1 stick butter, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
3 tbls milk
2 tsp vanilla
green food coloring

Blend butter with electric mixer on low speed until fluffy, about 30 seconds. Then add all ingredients except coloring and blend on low speed one minute, then increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute more. (add a little add'l milk if frosting is too stiff) Add a few drops of green food coloring until color is uniform and well combined.

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