7 St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Guiness Chocolate Cake with White Knight Frosting | 7 St. Patrick's Day Desserts collection

I’ve had the good fortune of traveling to Ireland twice. It’s such a beautiful place with friendly people, and St. Patrick’s Day gives me an excuse to relive my adventures there. I’ve made several recipes for the holiday over the years, and I love that the day breaks up the spring doldrums. It pops up between the holiday season and before the weather really starts warming up here in Minnesota, and offers a fun excuse to wear green, spend a day as an honorary Irish person and eat some of these wonderful desserts.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Linzer Cookies

A close-up of host Zoe Francois' Chocolate-Raspberry Linzer Cookies.

My next cookbook, Zoë Bakes Cookies, will feature about 100 recipes and I test my recipes over and over until they’re perfect. Enlisting my sons, Henri and Charlie, to be taste testers and incorporating their feedback makes my books even better. In season 3 episode 9 of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network Henri and Charlie join me in the kitchen to test a few of my cookie recipes and variations. You must tune in to see how it goes! In this episode I also visit a beautiful hazelnut farm and gather local nuts to try in my recipe. To learn more about Minnesota hazelnuts, visit the Organic Compound.

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