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Your cultured palate will love this ST. Patrick’s Day cookie recipe with an upscale twist!

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Do you that the St. Pat’s Day is in 5 days??? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered with these quick and easy st. patrick’s day cookies!

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Every year I love the celebration of green (my fave color) and Ireland’s heritage and culture, but

most of all I LOVE the food!!! Corn beef and cabbage anyone?

Soda bread? Shepherd’s Pie? St. Patrick’s Day Cookies?

I love it all!

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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This is a very good question seeing that we aren’t from Ireland!

Here are some St. Patrick’s Day facts for you.

March 17, 1996 was the very first St. Patrick’s Day festival created specifically by the Irish Republic  to showcase what Ireland was all about!

The government wanted to:

  • Keep the Irish natives innovated, creative, involved in grassroots activity, and marketing strategies

  • Give natives (and those of weren’t) an opportunity to celebrate their rich Irish heritage

  • Establish Ireland’s status in the world as a sophisticated, charismatic, creative, and professional country

  • Create one of the world’s greatest celebrations!!!

This first festival lasted 3 days with an astonishing 5 days long by 2009!

Now worldwide, we all celebrate the Irish culture!

Fun Fact:

Do you know that every year the Duchess of Cambridge presents a bowl filled with shamrocks to the Irish Guards?

Who was St. Patrick?

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Another great question! Who was this guy that the world is currently throwing parties for?

Here is St. Patrick’s background.

Surprise! He actually wasn’t Irish at all, in fact he was a Roman teen who was captured and served as a slave under Irish pagans.

Now we are talking really old here folks, St. Patrick was born in A.D. 387!

And we are still celebrating his life, crazy right???

What is St. Patrick known for?

So what did St. Patrick do that was so astounding for the Irish?

St. Patrick did not actually spend the rest of his life there in Ireland, in fact, he relays that he had a dream where God showed him how to escape in a British ship!

Freed at last his career took an unexpected turn as he studied to become a priest and then a bishop!

St. Patrick shows us what true love looks like!

He later stated that he was called again in a dream to return to the Irish and convert them to Christianity!

His dream came true when Pope Celestine I commissioned him to go bring the gospel to Irish natives.

St. Patrick converts Ireland into a Christian nation

St. Patrick is recognized for his unwavering stance against the Druids in Ireland as they fought to stop him from spreading the Gospel.

There is even an allegory written about him where the Druids are described as snakes!

Despite resistance, St. Patrick persisted and for 40 long years he ministered to the Irish.

A.D. 432 is consider the official date of Ireland’s conversion to Christianity.

Why We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th

Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March because he was believed to have died on that day in A.D. 460.

However, there are arguments that he was born on that day.

Regardless, what a great legacy and what a great reason to hold a celebration!

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Hungry yet? Here’s the St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipe I promised you all.

I hope that you love that bit of history I threw in!!! Now you have excellent dinner conversation for your guests!

St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies with Matcha & Lavender

Try these yummy green tea cookies with a hint of lavender! Your cultured palate will thank you and best of all they are quick and easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: green tea cookies, lavender cookies, st patrick’s day cookies
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: admin

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white cane sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup softened butter place butter under a hot cup to soften in minutes!
  • 1 tsp organic matcha powder
  • 3/4 tsp organic lavender leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 5-7 tsp water

Decorate

  • 1 tsp lavender leaves

Instructions

  •  Preheat the oven to 375. Cream your butter & sugar together then add your eggs. Mix well. 
  • Using a mortar & pestle or a food processor chop your lavender leaves finely. You can also just smash them with a rolling pin.
  • Add the matcha powder and lavender leaves to your mix.
  • In separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients and add them to the mixture. Mix well and then drop by teaspoons onto your baking sheet.
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  • Bake for 9 minutes. These cookies baked super fast in my oven so keep on checking to make sure they don’t burn! Start them on the top rack and switch halfway through. 
    They are done when the bottoms are a light brown but there’s still a moist center.
  • Make your drizzle by adding enough water to your powdered sugar to make it runny enough to drizzle. You can flood your cookie or drizzle any designs you would like!
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  • After the drizzle has set, sprinkle the cookies with the remaining lavender leaves & serve!
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Notes

Organic lavender is very strong! Start with the 3/4 tsp. and you can adjust per your taste. You don’t want it to taste like you are eating a mouthful of soap!
Don’t like matcha? Eliminate the green tea and make tasty lavender cookies. You can also divide the dough and make both!
Recipe was adapted from 2 recipes: https://www.cakenknife.com & https://www.thespicehouse.com 

Comment below and tell me your favorite St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!!! 

I would also love to hear feedback on whether or not you made this recipe!!!

Also why not try a healthy shamrock shake with my matcha cookies? Mmm. sounds like a winner winner to me!!!

Cheers to a great holiday and celebrating with the little green men!!!

Mrs. G

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Sources: http://www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/life_of_saint_patrick.htm

https://bit.ly/2Fbx5EX

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick’s_Day#Wearing_green

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