I want to make a cookie bouquet for my Irish friend for St. Patrick's Day but I only have the four leaf clover cookie cutter. Does it have to be the shamrock or can I use the four leaf clover cutter?
Isn't a shamrock a 4-leaf clover?
four leaf clover is fine!! It means good luck!
MomLittr - I thought that the shamrock is a three leaf clover.
Barb, now that I think of it, that must be the difference (can you tell I am not Irish!). BTW, everytime I see your name I think of my mom - she is a Barbara K. also!
The shamrock , with three heart shaped leaves, is the emblem of Ireland.
My DG used a four leaf clover cookie cutter for one she made. You could use a heart shape cutter and put 3 together and add the small stem.
The shamrock, (the 3 leaf clover) is used as a symbol of St. Patrick's Day. It recognizes the saint's use of the clover to explain the Christian concept of the Trinity the three leaves representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with the stem representing the Godhead.
So to be correct you should use a 3 leaf clover, you can always use the 4 leaf cookie cutter and cut off a leaf!
Thanks baking girl for that interesting tidbit! I had bought both cookie cutters thinking it would be fun to have a variety.