It's almost Saint Patrick's Day and time
to add a little Irish cheer to our homes.
Spring is coming and the birds are singing ♥
Remember you don't have to be Irish to enjoy
the day. I wish all of you could come over for some cookies and tea. For those of you who love to party, there is a Saint Patrick's Day party going on right here in blogland on the 13th. All of the information is on my sidebar. I hope to see you there.
This recipe comes courtesy of my 'woman's Day' magazine. The recipe was featured as an Easter Sugar cookie and called egg-cellent sugar cookies. Well instead of Easter cookie cutters I used shamrocks and leprechaun hats. Thus they became my very own lepre-sham cookies :>)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter,
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1 tabsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp vanilla
Beat butter, sugar, and salt with mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to medium and add egg. Beat until combined. Beat in corn syrup, lemon zest, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour in two parts. Devide the dough into two parts. Shape each part into a disk and wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough between two sheets of wax paper to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to a cookie sheet. Bake approximately 12 minutes or until cookies are golden in color. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
These days sugar cookies are so easy to make! I used the Betty Crocker gel and cookie frosting. No mess. No fuss. I thought the colors were perfect shades of green. After I finished frosting the shamrocks I just added some green sugar springles.
Do you know what the best part of making these cookies was? When I packed them up and dropped some off for Ryan and Michael, our son told me that he remembered me baking these shamrocks and leprechaun hats when he was a little boy :>)
"Charli did you have something to say?"
"Well I just wanted to say I don't think it's fair that dogs have to wait in the car!"
"Charli for goodness sakes I was only in the house a second. Come on. I'll give you a treat. You know you want one don't you? Charli look at me. You know your being difficult."
I hope all of you have a bright and sunny day!
My dear bloggy friend Madeline has been very ill, and I just want to say, Madeline I hope your feeling better today. You are in my thoughts and prayers ♥
With warmest regards, Carol