Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

Tiny chocolate morsels are baked into these colorful shamrock-shaped cookies for a St. Patrick's Day treat.

Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

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
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons green colored sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  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.
  5. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies | Prep: 25 min | Cook: 8 min

Nutritional Information - serving size 1 - calories per serving 110, calories from fat 50

% daily value* Total Fat 6g 9% Saturated Fat 3.5g 19% Cholesterol 20mg 6% Sodium 40mg 2% Carbohydrates 13g 4% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2% Sugars 7g Protein 1g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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