Leprechaun Bites


Leprechaun Bites

Leprechaun Bites
5 dozen
20 Min
15 Min

Leprechaun Bites used to be at the end of the rainbow...but since they disappear so quickly, only the pot of gold is left!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food color
  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except confectioners' sugar; blend well, mixing by hand until a soft dough forms. Cover and chill the dough 20 minutes, or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Form dough into small balls, then place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake 15 minutes, or until light golden. Cool, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.



If you want your cookies to be a deeper shade of green, add a few more drops of food color. And if you'd like them really minty, go ahead and add more mint extract, too.

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I think these would be very good. I also think these health nuts who want nutritional information but are too sorry to look it up for themselves should be struck with paralysis of the fingers every time they even THINK to ask you, at Mr. Food to do it for them. If you want 'wholesome' use wheat flour, sugar substitute and smart balance FOR YOURSELF and shut the _ _ _ _ up!

So tdzm 7811775 is just too busy to bother looking up his / her own nutritional information, but wants someone else to do it for them? Hey! We're all busy! Look out for yourself! Get over yourself! Sheesh! I've got a brother-in-law who is a self-absorbed nutrition freak. Galls my butt when we go out to eat!

With some cookie recipes I substitute oil for all or part of the butter. Haven't tried it with this one but just might using a quarter cup oil and 3/4 butter. However, I'm going to omit the mint and food coloring.

Tried the Irish Cream coffee but used Bailey and it was very good. Also made the cookies. They were good with coffee. Had two. Keep up the good work and if the people complaining learn to eat one or two and no more I am sure it wouldn't be a problem or they have a lot of sites to look up the nutritional values. Thanks again.

I am really tired of people complaing about the lack of nutritional information. Websites like that below are great if you care to us them, otherwise just use your common sense! For example, this cookie recipe has two sticks of butter, white flour and sugar....it isn't healthy! Does anyone quieston the nutritional value of your grandmothers recipes, or the wonderful recipes you find in the collections from nursing homes and the like? That's how I imagine this site to be used. There are plenty of recipe sites offering what you're looking for. I wish I cold post this reply every time I see that complaint.

There is a reason these type sites are free and this one is very good. If sites like this one have to do ALL the work for us, it's hard to keep it a free site. Hence, the chance to rate, review and offer help to others. We all are busy but we can help each other as castletea2003 has offered. Thank you, castletea2003.

Dear Mr. Food: If the powers that be who choose the recipes to be shared on this site read this, I hope they will consider discovering the nutrition and calorie count for us when the recipe is chosen to be added to the site where we print them. Is this possible? I love the site otherwise, but since I'm interested in making healthier choices, calorie counts and nutrition values would be "ohhh so helpful". Thanks for taking this into consideration.

This site http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp lets you input the ingredients and will give you the nutrition and calorie count of any recipe you have. I love this site.

I would appreciate that information already being here too. Someone is paid to keep websites good and up-to-date. Sure, we can use online sites to look up the info, but we should not have to, in my opinion. Many people have busy lives and don't want to have to type in individual ingredients of each and every recipe to compare them. Looking forward to the day when the info will be here for us.

Looking forward to the day all you simpletons figure out this is not a dieting site! For Pete's sake, when a recipe starts out with "2 STICKS OF BUTTER", Do you really need to see a nutritional panel to tell you it's NOT a "healthy" recipe choice?!


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