Leprechaun Hat Cookies

Celebrate a bit o' the Irish. Betty Crocker® cookie mix makes it easy.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1/4
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
24
large marshmallows
24
small (1-inch) chewy chocolate candies
12
small green gumdrops

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Roll dough in 24 (1-inch) balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately place marshmallow on each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In microwavable bowl, microwave frosting on High 30 seconds. Stir; frosting should be a thick spoonable glaze. Stir food color into frosting, adding more if needed to achieve desired color. Spoon warm frosting over each cookie, coating completely and allowing excess to drip off. Let stand 20 minutes to set.
  • 4 Roll chocolate candies into ropes. Flatten with rolling pin into 1/8-inch-thick ribbons. Cut into strips with scissors to resemble hat bands; arrange around base of marshmallow on each cookie. Cut gumdrops crosswise in half (reshaping as needed). Press cut side onto hat band. Lift cookies onto serving platter with pancake turner, leaving excess frosting behind. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

You can use chocolate chip cookie mix for the sugar cookie mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.