March 17th marks St Patrick’s Day, where it seems as if everything is turned green for 24 hours. And whilst we might indulge in a pint of Guinness and wear a green leprechaun hat for the day, how about also making these fun homemade green Oreo cookie sandwiches??
Who doesn’t like an Oreo? Chocolatey, with a satisfying sweetness and cookie crunch, they’re the perfect sweet treat. And these homemade green versions have an added healthy green twist – spirulina!
Spirulina is nature’s true superfood. Packed with plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant phytonutrients, spirulina provides many, many essential nutrients. In fact, we see it as a daily vitamin supplement, one that we can add to smoothies, juices and baked goods, instead of relying on a multivitamin tablet.
This nutritional powerhouse contains the highest amount of complete protein (meaning that it contains all nine of the essential amino acids we need to get from our diet) plus beta carotene, essential fatty acids, bioavailable non-heme iron, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, among many other nutrients.
But we hear you, why change the Oreo recipe, it’s just so good as it is! You’ll just have to trust us on this one, and if you don’t try, you’ll never know… Our recipe for homemade Oreo dough lends itself well to being prepared a day in advance so that it has enough time to chill. Of course, this also helps if you are planning on indulging in a Guinness or two, and you find yourself a little bit unprepared in the kitchen.
Then comes, in our humble opinion, the best bit – decorating your homemade cookie creations!
Using a tablespoon of spirulina powder in your buttercream filling will give these delicious treats a true green flair that any St Patrick fan will be proud of. Then you’re only limited by your own creativity.
We’ve gone for the traditional nature of round Oreo cookies, but why not use a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter to create the three-leaved clover shapes so synonymous with St Patrick’s Day? Of you could add some little wiggly eyes to really make them come alive or use some bright orange icing to pipe on a leprechaun’s beard?
However you choose to decorate your spirulina Oreo St Patrick’s Day cookies, we know you’ll love them as much as we do. Get the whole family involved, invite your friends and neighbors in and have a whale of a time celebrating. We know we will.
So without further ado, here’s the recipe you’ll need. Enjoy!