Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day dessert? Try these gold coin butter cookies! They are easy, sweet, and just might bring you good luck!
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Are you looking for a treat idea for St. Patrick's Day? Or do you have a pirate party in your future? Try these cute gold coin butter cookies!
Butter cookies are actually one of my favorite cookies. They have a nice buttery flavor and are not overly sweet. They are also more of a crisp cookie.
For some reason, I really like crispy cookies as opposed to soft and chewy. No idea why....just do. Anyway, try these fun cookies this Saint Patrick's Day!!!
How to make these cute gold coin butter cookies:
- Make the cookie dough and chill it for 30 minutes. You can chill it for longer, but you will need to let it warm up a little bit before you will be able to scoop it out.
- Preheat your oven to 350 and line some baking sheets with parchment paper. (affiliate link)
- Scoop out the dough by ½ tablespoonfuls. If you are doing this without a scooper (affiliate link), you need to roll them into ball shapes. These should be the size of gumballs. I scooped all my dough out into balls before rolling them through the sugar. If you do it this way, too, just know that the dough balls might start to dry out a little, making it hard for the sugar to stick. So you'll need to cover the dough balls with a damp paper towel to keep them moist.
- After you have your balls of dough ready, roll them through gold sanding sugar. (affiliate link)
- Flatten the cookie balls slightly using the bottom of a small glass.
- Then sprinkle the flattened tops with gold sugar crystals. (affiliate link) Gently press them into the tops to help them stick.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
How are these butter cookies different than sugar cookies?
Butter cookies are light, crispy cookies with a subtle sweet butter flavor instead of the sweet sugary flavor of a sugar cookie. They are also not meant to be a soft, moist cookie.
Can I substitute margarine for the butter?
No, no, no! Margarine will make these cookies taste awful! These cookies depend on the butter for their flavor and structure.
What other St. Patrick's Day desserts can I try?
You might like my Lucky Lime Leprechaun Cookies! For a no-bake treat, try these Leprechaun Muddy Buddies or Lucky Charm Treats! And for a festive drink, you'll love this St. Patrick's Day Green Punch! Have you tried this recipe? If so, leave me a rating and a comment below!
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Gold Coin Butter Cookies Recipe
- 1 Cup Butter no subs (softened)
- 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 ½ Cups Flour
- Gold Sanding Sugar
- Gold Sugar Crystals
- Cream the butter and powdered sugar. Add the egg whites and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or spraying them with non-stick cooking spray.
- Scoop the dough out by ½ tablespoonfuls. If you are not using a scooper, you may need to roll the dough into balls. The dough balls should be about the size of a gumball.
- (If you are planning to scoop out all the dough into balls before rolling them through the sanding sugar, you will need to cover the balls with a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out before you get to rolling them.)
- Roll the balls of dough through the gold sanding sugar and coat them completely. Place them on the prepared baking sheets.
- Slightly flatten each ball with the bottom of a drinking glass.
- Sprinkle the flattened tops with gold sugar crystals and press them slightly into the dough to help them stick.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool completely. Enjoy!