Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shamrock Triple Thumbprint Cookies

When I made Double Thumbprint Heart Cookies last month, Rachel of Sun Scholars commented, "How about using the same idea to make little clovers?!!!"   I thought that was a great idea!  Thanks for your clever suggestion, Rachel.
It's a very simple process.  Start with three balls of dough(each about 3/4 inch) arranged like this.
Press your thumb into the middle of each ball.  Let the munchkins help:)
With your thumb, press down the dough where the three balls meet, to flatten the seams.
With a small amount of dough, form a stem and attach it to the "shamrock".
I filled my shamrocks with lemon curd (tinted green) because I had some homemade in the fridge.  Of course lime curd would be really good too!  (I don't care for (green) mint jelly:))  These cookies turned out soft, and really flavorful.  I LOVE how they look!

Shamrock Triple Thumbprint Cookies (modified from Better Homes and Gardens)

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1    egg
  • 1  tablespoon  milk
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  to 1/3 cup  lemon curd (tinted green with food coloring)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.
2. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. For each cookie on an ungreased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet place 3 dough balls, sides touching, to form a triangle. Press thumbs into each ball to form an indentation in each.   Where the 3 dough balls meet, press the seams down to flatten.  With a small amount of dough form a stem and attach to the body of the cookie. Leave 2 inches between cookie on the cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack. While warm, fill each indentation with lemon curd. Cool completely. Makes about 16 cookies.
To Store: Place filled cookies in a single layer in covered storage containers and store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.


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36 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! Why didn't I think of that?!

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  2. Ooh so much easier than buying a new cutter too Sue! :D

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  3. These are so cute - what a great idea! I don't have any munchkins yet but I'll have lots of ideas for fun thing to do when they finally arrive!
    (p.s. thanks for your comment on my blog - you're my first!)

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  4. I can't decide if i love the rainbow cookies or these more! Thanks for the mini-tutorial; it's helps those of us who are 'baker-challenged'! :)

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  5. They are so cute! I will have to whip some up if i have my nephew this weekend, he would love it!

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  6. So cute, Sue! A fab st. patrick's day idea!

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  7. Another stinkin' adorable cookie! You are so darn clever!!!

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  8. Adorable! These are so cute, Sue. What a great idea :)

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  9. Yet another kitchen creation that's cuter than cute. Great tutorial and so easy to follow.

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  10. What a great recipe - and how much do I love your quotes on the front page!!!

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  11. What a great idea!! These are fabulous!

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  12. How adorable, and what a clever idea!

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  13. Thanks for sharing! I invite you to share at Sprinkle of Suggestions @ www.sprinklesofflavor.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my gosh! These are the cutest things!! Absolutely love them!

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  15. They are so wonderful. LOVE that they have lemon curd on top....yum, yum, yum....I have one jar left from what I made earlier this week...shhh don't tell anyone I ate the other jar! Perfect St. Patty's Cookies :)

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  16. oh and the facebook glitch...I had the same thing happen off and on all week. I think they are still working out the kinks to all the changes, usually it gives an option of what photo if you are linking manually. Now it isn't. I have my posts set up to go directly to facebook through netblogs and there has been no problem with those.

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  17. I love thumbprint cookies and your idea is so creative. Tinted green lemon curd...so smart of you!

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  18. Those shamrock cookies look gorgeous! Very creative!

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  19. These are incredible! I'm so happy I found your blog because it's filled with amazing ideas.

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  20. I'm not a hugh St. Patty's fan--but these cute cookies could convert me!

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  21. Really cute, and I remember your heart cookies:@)

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  22. I've not seen this idea anywhere before! Very original and cute!

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  23. Your Shamrock Triple Thumbprint Cookies are great! Very clever:)

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  24. That's so cute :) I loved the heart shape thumbprint cookies and now I love these (I don't know which one of them looks better - guess they're equal to each other). I can't wait to your another brilliant thumbprint cookie idea :D

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  25. Sweet, my munchkins would love to help out pressing these what a lovely idea.

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  26. These look really adorable!!!

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  27. My Irish heart adores these!

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  28. What a creative idea .... Simply adorable !!!

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  29. these are so cute! i love this idea!

    i'm hosting a blog hop called mangia mondays & would love for you to join!

    http://delightfullydowling.blogspot.com/2011/03/mangia-mondays-1-moroccan-couscous.html

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  30. We would love for you to come link up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS! We are celebrating St. Patrick's Day and EVERYTHING GREEN!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-20-go.html

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  31. These are the cutest shamrock cookies ever. I'm making some shortbread tomorrow and I'll have to try the triple thumbprint.
    I've been having problems getting the right thumbnail picture with the right post on Facebook too.What's with that???

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  32. How did I miss these back then?? Love all your thumbprint cookie ideas (book???!)

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