Looking for a festive way to celebrate the end of the quarter? Look no further than St. Patrick’s Day. The following are some do-it-yourself (DIY) recipes to celebrate the Irish in you.
“Minty madness” mint chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 large eggs and 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more to taste), 10 drops green food coloring, 3 1/4 cups flour, spooned and leveled, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 12 ounces dark chocolate chips, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line one or more baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixer or bowl, add one cup of softened butter and one and a half cups of sugar together. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then beat on medium for about two minutes, or until light and fluffy.
- Add two eggs and one egg yolk, one teaspoon of peppermint extract, and 10 drops of food coloring.
- In another bowl, mix 3 ¼ of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, baking soda, one teaspoon of cream of tartar and one half of salt. Add to the wet ingredients and the flour.
- Pour the chocolate chips into the dough Slice and mix until combined.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for about an hour.
- Scoop balls of dough and place them on the cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes, or until you start to see the cookies slightly brown on the edges.
- Let the cookies cool for five minutes on the pan, then remove to a cooling rack.
“St. Patrick’s pizza”
Ingredients: Spinach, Shredded Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Pizza Dough
- Cut a few pieces of spinach in the shape of shamrocks.
- Spread tomato sauce, cheese and desired toppings on the rolled out dough.
- Place the spinach on the top of the pizza and cook in the oven as usual until the crust is golden brown. If you prefer, take a frozen pizza and place the spinach on top to be festive.