St. Patrick's Day Green-and-White Cookies
- Serving Size: Makes 24 cookies
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. In a large bowl, beat 10 tbsp unsalted butter and 1/2 cup each light brown sugar and granulated sugar for 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1 egg and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and beat until smooth; gradually beat in dry ingredients until combined. Chill batter for 15 minutes. Drop batter in 2 tbsp mounds onto ungreased baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 13 minutes, until just set. Remove from sheet onto a wire rack and cool. Beat together 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and 3 tbsp. milk until smooth and a good spreading consistency, adding an extra 1 or 2 tsp milk if needed. Into half the icing, beat 1/8 tsp mint extract and a few drops green food coloring. Spread half of the flat side of each cookie with white icing; let dry. Spread other half with green icing and allow to dry.