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Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

Chocolate Studded ShamrocksMiniature chocolate chips are baked into these colorful shamrock-shaped cookies for a fun and tasty St. Patrick's Day treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (12-ounce) package NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
About 2 tablespoons green colored sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine flour and baking powder in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in morsels. Refrigerate for a few minutes until firm.
  3. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; place three together to form shamrock shape on ungreased baking sheets. Roll small amount of dough to form stem. Sprinkle cookies with green sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories: 110 Calories from Fat: 50 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 40 mg Carbohydrates: 13 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 7 g Protein: 1.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.