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Blushing Leprechauns–Kool-Aid cookies

If you are looking for a special treat for St. Patrick's Day try these blushing leprechaun cookies.  Bright green lime flavored icing on a cherry flavored cookie are perfect for a fun holiday or baby shower dessert.  More modern than a traditional scone, they are lightly sweet and the kool-aide provides a puch of cherry lime.
St. Patrick's Day Cookies, cherry lime cookies, cool aide cookie
The pink and green cookies came about for my niece’s baby shower.  I wanted more than a colored cookie,
so a package of cherry Kool-Aid became the flavor agent.  The icing is simply a ganache made with green candy melts also flavored with Kool-Aid for a cherry limeade combination.  They really turned out well and looked great at the party, then comes St. Patricks Day.  They are ready for a pinchless day with my little grands as blushing Leprechauns. That just makes me happy.

Cherry Sugar Cookies

Use a mixer or food processor to cream together:
  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
Add to bowl and continue to mix:
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4-1/2 package unsweetened cherry Kool-ade (this is a strong flavor, taste before adding more)
Add a little at a time until incorporated well:
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Divide the dough into two logs and wrap with plastic.  Chill for at least an hour before slicing cookies into 1/2” slices.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes at 350 F.

Lime Ganache

  • 8 ounces Wilton candy melt or white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp out of package lime Kool-Ade (unsweetened)
Heat heavy cream in a quart size microwave safe bowl 3-4 minutes on high.  Stir in Kool-Ade.  Pour the hot cream over white chocolate chips and fold together gently until melted.  Use a spoon to pour the warm icing over the cookies and place on a wire rack to cool.   If you wish to make a lighter frosting like we used on our party cupcakes, allow the cream and chips to come to room temperature ( about 2 hours). Use a mixer and whisk on high for 2 to 3 minutes.


  1. How cute! They are so pretty and look really yummy, too!

  2. These were so good at the shower. And so pretty! I think I might just have to make some myself. Thank for sharing the recipe!

  3. G'day! How cute!
    View as party of this week's Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick's Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned this page.

    Diane Roark

  5. I love cherry limeades!! I bet these cookies are awesome! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! Pinning.


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