St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th as a dedication to the death of St. Patrick, who has supported and defended Ireland. St. Patrick was a very important person in Ireland because he influenced the religion of Ireland as he spread a lot of Christianity in Ireland. This holiday is a very important celebration in Ireland and is usually celebrated through parades, feasts, and cultural music. I’m sure you already know that a lot of green is involved on St. Patrick’s Day, but you probably don’t know the true meaning behind that color. There are many green decorations and many people where green clothes on this day because it represented the Irish’s religion and the importance Irish had of peace. Along with the color green, clovers also represent peace and the Irish’s religion and culture. A majority of people think that clovers represented good luck, but there is a lot to it. It also represents peace, faith, and love. In America, St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated with food, green clothes, and green decorations. However, many people overlook the idea and importance of St. Patrick’s Day as it represents the culture, history, and faith of Ireland.
If you want to try to surprise your family with an easy dessert recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, see below!
Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies (Recipe by Jessica in her Website Butter with a Side of Bread)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp mint extract
- 3 drops blue coloring + 10-15 drops green coloring
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips*
- Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg, sour cream and pudding mix.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, salt & baking soda.
- Add flour mixture into the pudding mixture and mix until well combined. Add mint extract and food coloring until the desired color is achieved.
- Add in chocolate chips
- Drop by tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!
By Emmie Digon