There are tons of holidays during the year where people celebrate with food! One of the lesser celebrated holidays is St. Patrick’s Day! This is my St. Patrick’s Day take on Something Swanky’s Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies! Green Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies to be exact!
For the Thumbprint Cookies:
- Brown Sugar
- Egg Yolk
- All Purpose Flour
- Food Coloring (I used Americolor Leaf green, but you can use whatever you want)
- Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar or Sanding Sugar
For the Filling:
- Cream Cheese
- Egg Yolk
What I Did:
I was very worried about tampering with the original recipe, but I am a bit of a rebel and I do what I want! LOL Anyone that can follow a recipe should be able to do it with some ease. It is a multi-step process, so it does take a little bit of time to make. I measured out my ingredients, then came the moment of truth….adding the GREEN food coloring instead of the original red coloring!!! (If I could add a drum roll right here I would…)
Well, as you can see from the picture above, the thumbprint cookies turned out okay. That being said, there is one thing that can be said for good quality and great colored sugar sprinkles…They are AWESOME!!!! They also cover up the baby poop green color that my cookies had become! When I say baby poop, I mean the color green your kid would have after binge eating green beans, peas, and spinach for three days! It was the color green that bread becomes when it has been hidden in the back of your pantry for two weeks! (oh, who am I kidding…two months) It was Army green! Hence my love for a good quality sprinkle! They saved the day, and my poo cookies!
What I Learned:
I have made this recipe with the red coloring, and I was very happy with the way they turned out. The texture was good, and the flavor was amazing. However, I learned that if you are going to change something green…it may take more than one try to get the coloring just right. I am not sure if it was the color of food coloring I used, or if I got a little color happy when adding it to the recipe that made my cookies the off-putting color they were. If I ever do green velvet thumbprint cookies again I think I will try a different color green, maybe a neon green or electric green.
As I said before, these cookies taste wonderful! My only complaint was that (in my opinion) there wasn’t quite enough of the cream cheese filling. I made everything just as the recipe called for and there just didn’t seem to be enough filling. So I made a double batch of the filling, and it was just enough! All in all I would have to say that this was a Pin-Test Success! (with the help of the sprinkles that is) 🙂