Friday, February 19, 2010

Irish Flag Cookies

This is your basic chocolate chip recipe but with a fun twist.

1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 c. granulated sugar

3/4 c. light brown sugar

1 stick butter, softened

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips

prepared white frosting

green and orange food coloring

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl; set aside.

Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture. Beat at low speed until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pan to wire rack; cool completely. Cut into 3-1/4 x 1-1/2 inch bars.

Divide frosting into three small bowls. Tint one with green and one with orange. Leave remaining frosting white. Frost individual cookies as shown in photo. Yield: 2 dozen