Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom


Leprechaun Cookies Recipe

Green JELL-O Makes These Cookies A St. Patrick's Day Favourite

My sweet five-year-old son asked for green cookies this weekend. When he asked the conversation went kind of like this:
Me:   Why green?
Him:  Because my teacher is telling us about Leprechaun Day.
Me:   You mean St. Patrick's Day?
Him:  No the one with the Leprechaun.
Me:   I'm sure that's St. Patrick's Day.
Him:  Okay. Sure (insert shoulder shrug here). I like Buzz Lightyear too and he's green.
Moral of the story, I don't think I should hold out hopes for any debate club trophies coming home but if my boy wants green Leprechaun Cookies then Green Leprechaun cookies he shall have.
Simply throw all the yummy stuff into a bowl.
Mix until green.
Add your flour, baking powder and salt.
Roll into balls.
Flatten with bottom of a glass.
Then add sprinkles.
Or decorate with a fork.
Or Smarties (or all of the above!).
Bake and enjoy!
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 85g package of lime JELL-O
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

  In a large bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer) add butter, sugar, eggs, JELL-O and vanilla and mix until creamed (I use my paddle attachment).

  In separate bowl add flour, baking powder and salt and gently stir until combined.

  Gradually add flour mixture to JELL-O mixture and mix until combined.

  Roll the dough into 1½" balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets.

  Using the bottom of a glass or bowl slightly flatten each cookie. You may need to dip your glass into a bit of flour or wipe with a damp cloth after flattening a few cookies to prevent sticking.

  Decorate as desired (see above for using sprinkles, a fork or Smarties).

  Bake in a pre-heated 350F for 10-12 minutes.

  Move to baking rack and allow to cool completely.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Bonus: These cookies can be made with any colour JELL-O to suit any theme! Think blue and pink for baby showers or red and green for the holidays.
Adapted from a hand scribbled recipe a co-worker gave me almost 10 years ago.