As cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) continue to increase globally, we are all stocking up on groceries, staying at home more frequently, while some of us self-quarantine. It’s no secret that when someone appears to have symptoms of being sick, we tend to avoid them. However, as we often have no way of knowing who is carrying COVID-19, it is important for us to stay at home to avoid catching and transferring the virus to others.
With everything that is happening in the world, now is the perfect time to bring out your favorite cookie cutter and make some delicious #TRUEMU shamrock cookies! Baking could be beneficial for your mental health, appeal to different senses, and provide feelings of comfort.
Here is a step by step guide on how to make “block E” shamrock cookies, inspired by Eastern Michigan University Dietetics.
Ingredients for the Cookies
- ¾ cup of softened butter cup of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 2 ½ cups of flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of Baking Powder
Ingredients for the Frosting
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tsp of water
- 2 tsp of corn syrup
- ¼ tsp of almond extract
- Green food coloring
- Empty all ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Mix all ingredients using a large spoon
- Place the dough in your refrigerator for 1 hour
- If you have a cookie cutter, do your best to make an “E” shape. If not, roll the dough with your hands and tear out individual strips to form small E-shaped letters.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 7-9 minutes.
- Gather ingredients for frosting!
- Mix all of the ingredients for the frosting together in a bowl.
- Dip the cookies in frosting to place on racks so they can harden.
- Enjoy your EMU Shamrock cookies!
If you still need to practice social distancing, there’s no need to worry! EMU shamrock cookies can be made all by yourself. Let’s continue to stay home and flatten the curve to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while enjoying our delicious quarantine cookies.
About the Writer
Hello! My name is Demeatry Dominick Brooks and I am a junior at Eastern Michigan University. I am very passionate about studying and performing music. I sing and play trumpet at venues in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Belleville, and Detroit. I am always looking for more opportunities to grow as a musician.