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Blushing Leprechauns–Kool-Aid cookies


If you are looking for a special treat for St. Patrick's Day try these blushing leprechaun cookies.  Bright green lime flavored icing on a cherry flavored cookie are perfect for a fun holiday or baby shower dessert.  More modern than a traditional scone, they are lightly sweet and the kool-aide provides a puch of cherry lime.
St. Patrick's Day Cookies, cherry lime cookies, cool aide cookie
The pink and green cookies came about for my niece’s baby shower.  I wanted more than a colored cookie,
so a package of cherry Kool-Aid became the flavor agent.  The icing is simply a ganache made with green candy melts also flavored with Kool-Aid for a cherry limeade combination.  They really turned out well and looked great at the party, then comes St. Patricks Day.  They are ready for a pinchless day with my little grands as blushing Leprechauns. That just makes me happy.

Cherry Sugar Cookies

Use a mixer or food processor to cream together:
  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
Add to bowl and continue to mix:
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4-1/2 package unsweetened cherry Kool-ade (this is a strong flavor, taste before adding more)
Add a little at a time until incorporated well:
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Divide the dough into two logs and wrap with plastic.  Chill for at least an hour before slicing cookies into 1/2” slices.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes at 350 F.

Lime Ganache

  • 8 ounces Wilton candy melt or white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp out of package lime Kool-Ade (unsweetened)
Heat heavy cream in a quart size microwave safe bowl 3-4 minutes on high.  Stir in Kool-Ade.  Pour the hot cream over white chocolate chips and fold together gently until melted.  Use a spoon to pour the warm icing over the cookies and place on a wire rack to cool.   If you wish to make a lighter frosting like we used on our party cupcakes, allow the cream and chips to come to room temperature ( about 2 hours). Use a mixer and whisk on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

6 comments:

  1. How cute! They are so pretty and look really yummy, too!

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  2. These were so good at the shower. And so pretty! I think I might just have to make some myself. Thank for sharing the recipe!

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  3. G'day! How cute!
    View as party of this week's Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick's Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  4. Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned this page.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  5. I love cherry limeades!! I bet these cookies are awesome! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! Pinning.

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