Crisp sugar cookies frosted to look like the flag of the Irish Republic.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.

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  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Blend into the butter mixture. Divide dough into thirds and shape into balls.

  • Working with 1/3 of the dough at a time, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. With a knife, cut dough into rectangles about 2 inches high by 3 inches long. (6 x 8 cm).

  • Place rectangles on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack.

Tips

Frost cookies with Irish Flag Frosting. Make a 1 inch green stripe on the left side of the rectangles and a 1 inch orange strip on the right side, leaving the middle one inch unfrosted.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 147mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
Dough was very easy to work with. Cooked 10-12 min on an air-bake pan. The flags were adorable-took to a St Patty's party so I made mine a little smaller than the recommended 2x3. Delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/16/2008
The cookies weren't very tasty and frosting the cookies wasn't as easy as it looked. I tried using a brush and then a butter knife but then just gave up. Read More
(14)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
Dough was very easy to work with. Cooked 10-12 min on an air-bake pan. The flags were adorable-took to a St Patty's party so I made mine a little smaller than the recommended 2x3. Delicious. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
This recipe was very fun to make and very delicious! These are the best-ever sugar cookies and are a great dessert for st. patrick's day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2002
this was ok Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/16/2008
The cookies weren't very tasty and frosting the cookies wasn't as easy as it looked. I tried using a brush and then a butter knife but then just gave up. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2007
This recipe for cookies has gotten so many compilments.The best is when the 12 year old at a party I brought these cookies to couldn't stop eating them. I have shared the recipe with brides and I am actually using these for my own wedding as a favor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
My 3 and 5 year old had so much fun helping me bake and decorate these cookies. So cute and yummy! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2007
Very good. Simple icing. Use cookie cutter for seasonal cookies. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2009
The recipe is a pretty thick sugar/butter cookie. I cooked mine for 13 minutes and that worked well. I didn't have cream of tartar so I substituted one tsp of baking powder for the cream of tartar AND the baking soda. I had to add an additional 1 1/4 cup of flour to make it a consistency that would roll OK. (I also threw in a little additional vanilla and confectioner's sugar so it wouldn't throw off the taste too much by adding so much additional flour.) Still all in all a fun cookie for St. Patrick's Day or to celebrate the Irish! I'm considering dipping the bottom of the cookie in chocolate to give it a little more flavor. It's good by itself just a little plain is all. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great cookies. My boyfriend even enjoyed frosting the cookies. Read More
(8)
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