Get a shamrock cookie cutter to make fun foods for St. Patrick’s Day. You can buy a set of 4-inch and 2.6-inch cutters for less than $ 8.00.

What to cut? We like the large cutter for:

  • Avocado garnish
  • Breakfast pancakes and toast
  • Lunch burgers/cheeseburgers
  • Grilled cheese and other sandwiches
  • Dinner proteins
  • Loaf cakes
  • Cookies and brownies
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    You can use the small cutter for:

  • Appetizer bites
  • Cheese bites
  • Fudge
  • Ice cream sandwiches
  • Kiwi garnish
  • Raw vegetables
  • Small cookies and brownies
  • Whoopie pies
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    WHY A SHAMROCK?

    The shamrock is a traditional symbol of Saint Patrick’s Day, as well as the national flower of Ireland.

    While trying to convert the Irish Druids into Christians in the 5th century, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.

    The Father, Son and Holy Spirit exist as one person, he explained, just as the three leaves of the clover exist in one plant.

    The three leaves of the shamrock are also said to stand for faith, hope and love. If you find a shamrock with a fourth leaf, that leaf is for luck.

    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about one in 10,000 [source].

    The name shamrock in Irish, seamróg, is the diminutive form of the Irish word for clover, seamair. Thus, shamrock little clover or young clover.

     

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    [1] Cut the burger and the cheese with a shamrock cookie cutter. Here’s the recipe from Jennie-O.

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    [2] Use a small cutter for garnishes like avocado and kiwi (photo courtesy ).

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    Cut anything you want into shamrocks (photo courtesy Richmond Times Dispatch).

     

      


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