This are all especially on St. Patrick’s day. From Guinness beer to corned beef and cabbage, there are a host of traditional treats for people to share. Sometimes though it’s hard to find something that will fill the sweet tooth in us all. The recipe below is one I love making for the Christmas Holidays or St. Patrick’s day.
What is St. Patrick’s Day?:
The Irish have been celebrating this holiday for over 1000 years to honor St. Patrick on the day of his death. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon.
The Celebration Is Steeped Rich in Tradition:
The History Channel’s website as well as the irishroadtrip.com site has some great information on this festive holiday. St. Patrick’s day is one of the most celebrated holidays outside of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. There are parades all over the United States.
The Chicago parade which first started in 1858 can have up to 2 million people. They famously dye the Chicago river green every year with the practice starting in 1962. This year they did it on Saturday the 11th, the weekend before the holiday.
According to their website, the New York City parade is celebrating its 260th event! It is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world!
St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Cookies:
This recipe is easy and quick and they will not last long. For Christmas, I like to make these with red and green candies. Obviously, for this holiday I like to use green M&M’s which can be found at most stores. Happy St. Patrick’s day!
St. Patrick's Day Cookies:
These easy and fun St. Patrick's Day Cookies are the perfect dessert for your Irish themed party. Also called reverse chocolate chip cookies or inside out cookies, they are chewy chocolate cookies with caramel chips and green M&Ms.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 16 Cookies
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder (high quality if possible)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- ¾ sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted (morsels are fine) and cooled down
- 1 stick butter softened
- ¾ cups caramel chips (you can use chocolate chips, white chocolate or more candies too)
- ¾ cups green chocolate-covered candies (found in most large grocery stores)
- In a small bowl, sift together all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, cream together egg and both sugars. Add vanilla and stir.
- Add melted chocolate and butter into wet ingredients and mix.
- Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and fold until a soft cookie dough forms.
- Fold in caramel chips and green chocolate-covered candies.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Roll out cookie dough balls, about 1 inch in diameter each. Set gently on lined baking sheet, placing them about 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!
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