Celtic Knot Cookies – perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day tea!

An elegant Celtic Knot cookie for Saint Patrick's Day.  Great with a strong cup of Irish Breakfast tea!

An elegant Celtic Knot cookie for Saint Patrick’s Day. Great with a strong cup of Irish Breakfast tea!

These cookies are so beautiful and elegant!  They will be perfect for a Saint Patrick’s Day tea party, or just for simple but unusual dessert on Saint Patrick’s Day.

You can use any cookie dough you like, as long as it can be rolled into long pencil thin rolls when you form it into knots.  I used our family recipe for Honey Cookies that we usually make for Valentine’s Day.  The recipe for that cookie is here:

Honey Cookies that can be rolled out .   They are not too sweet, but have a delicious honey-spice flavor.

You will need to make sure that the dough is soft enough.  If it is dry and crumbly, make sure to add a little more water to your recipe.  I put the dough in the refrigerator overnight, and then brought it out the next day to warm a bit before rolling the dough.

Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) ahead of time.  Then prepare the cookie sheet on which you will create the Celtic Knots.

Roll out lengths of dough into more or less pencil thin strings.

Here are the steps to form the knots:

You start the process with a “frown.”

Saint Patricks Day cookie

Make a “frown”

Then you bring up one end.  You may want to make a “map” for yourself on the parchment of how you would like the final cookie to be shaped, but I found it wasn’t necessary once I had done it a few times.

Bring up one of the ends.

Bring up one of the ends.

Bring up the other end, making sure you have rounded oval arms that are about the same size.  Make sure to leave a hole in the center.

Bring up the other end, making sure you have rounded oval arms that are about the same size.

Then you bring up the other end,  overlapping the first part.  This will give it three arms and a hole in the middle.

The next step is to make the tips of each arm pointed.  Just give it a pinch.

Pinch the ends of the arms to give it a point, and readjust the dough until it looks like this picture.

Pinch the ends of the arms to give it a point, and readjust the dough until it looks like this picture.

You can leave the cookie like this to bake it, or you can add a round to the top, which makes it look very detailed and elegant.

Make a circle to add to the top of the design

Make a circle to add to the top of the design

 

The final cookie, before baking, looks like this:

Celtic Cross cookie dough ready to bake.

Celtic Cross cookie dough ready to bake.

Here it is – ready to bake!  Keep your eye on the cookies as they cook.  You only want them to be golden brown.

Here is one of your finished cookies.  Wouldn't you like to serve them to friends on Saint Patrick's Day?

The finished cookie, waiting for someone to eat it!

 

Here is one of your finished cookies. Wouldn’t you like to serve them to friends on Saint Patrick’s Day?  Everyone will love them!

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9 Responses to Celtic Knot Cookies – perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day tea!
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  2. Corrinna
    February 21, 2015 | 11:12 pm

    What a lovely and creative cookie treat for St. Patrick’s Day. LOVE the Celtic design!

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  4. Jenny @ MyLittleMe
    February 21, 2015 | 11:43 pm

    These are so neat! I think I’ll be making these with my kiddos.

  5. Christine Gallagher
    February 21, 2015 | 11:54 pm

    This is such a cool way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and I am sure it tastes great, thanks for sharing

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  9. Cynthia
    March 8, 2015 | 4:21 pm

    What a uniquely fabulous idea! I love it!!!

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