Green Shamrock Biscuits
(based on Betty Crocker's Buttons and Bowknots recipe)
2 cups Bisquick
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
green food coloring
1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling doughnuts in
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a medium bowl, mix together Bisquick, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk, and egg until soft dough forms.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured counter. Roll dough into a ball and knead five times. Roll 1/2-inch thick and cut with 1-1/2 inch round floured cookie cutter.
Place doughnut holes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in shamrock shapes. Use trimmings to fashions stems, and press all 4 pieces gently together. (These seams will fuse during baking.) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until done and just starting to turn golden brown.
Mix enough green food coloring into the melted butter to turn it a brilliant green. After baking, brush the surface of each shamrock with melted butter, then sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm.
Makes about 12 shamrocks.