Green and Healthy: 3 Organic Saint Patty’s Day Cookies Recipes

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As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, the excitement for green-themed festivities, parades, and, of course, food, becomes palpable. Among the myriad ways to celebrate, baking cookies holds a special place, offering both a creative outlet and a delicious treat. This year, as you preheat your ovens and lay out your baking sheets, consider an important health-conscious choice: opting for organic green food dye over synthetic alternatives. In the spirit of health and festivity, here are some popular Saint Patty’s Day cookies recipes that are not only delightful but also mindful of your well-being.

Shamrock Cookies with Matcha Icing

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the icing:
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 2 teaspoons matcha powder (for a natural green hue)
Satisfying matcha icing shamrock cookies
Satisfying matcha icing shamrock cookies

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into shamrock shapes.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool.
  6. For the icing, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and matcha powder until smooth. Decorate cooled shamrock cookies with the matcha icing.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with Natural Coloring

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon organic peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons organic spinach powder (for coloring)
The beautiful green color of organic coloring on mint chocolate chip cookies
The beautiful green color of organic coloring on mint chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt until smooth. Beat in the vanilla, eggs, and peppermint extract until fluffy.
  3. Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Mix in spinach powder until the dough reaches your desired shade of green.
  5. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.

Guinness Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
No need for coloring, these Guinness cookies look extra delicious
No need for coloring, these Guinness cookies look extra delicious

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg, Guinness, and vanilla, mixing until smooth.
  3. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

As you embark on your Saint Patrick’s Day desserts baking journey, remember that choosing organic, natural ingredients not only benefits your health but also supports sustainable farming practices. By selecting organic green food dye, you ensure that your festive treats bring joy not just to your taste buds but also to your body and the planet. Happy baking, and may your Saint Patrick’s Day be filled with health, happiness, and a touch of green.

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