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Clover Cookies

Sprinkle a little luck on your sugar cookies. Draw your own stencil or use our template to create the clover design.

  • yield: Makes 50

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Green sanding sugar

Cook's Note

You can freeze the dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to one month. Store the cookies in an airtight container up to five days.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl; set aside. Combine butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment; cream on high speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs

  2. Step 2

    Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in two additions, mixing until well combined. Mix in vanilla. Divide dough in half, and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out 1 piece of dough on a lightly floured work surface 1/8 inch thick. With a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out 25 rounds. Working with 1 round at a time, place clover stencil on top; sprinkle surface with sanding sugar.

  4. Step 4

    Arrange rounds on parchment- or nonstick baking mat-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes, or until ready to bake. Repeat process with remaining dough.

  5. Step 5

    Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges just start to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2006

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Reviews (5)

  • 16 Mar, 2009

    make you own stencil. thin piece of cardboard w/wax paper taped to it.

  • 16 Mar, 2009

    The stencil is on the website - marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf1/0304_clover.pdf

  • 16 Mar, 2009

    Where is the link for the clover stencil??

  • 17 Mar, 2008

    Once the cookies were cut out, even the smallest grandchild could decorate them and join in the fun.

  • 16 Mar, 2008

    too cute for words...and delicious, too!