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

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 50
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Cook's Notes

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.

Reviews (5)

47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
03/16/2009
make you own stencil. thin piece of cardboard w/wax paper taped to it.
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03/16/2009
The stencil is on the website - marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf1/0304_clover.pdf
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03/16/2009
Where is the link for the clover stencil??
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03/17/2008
Once the cookies were cut out, even the smallest grandchild could decorate them and join in the fun.
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03/16/2008
too cute for words...and delicious, too!